April 23, 2021

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Dispatches from Xinjiang: Wang Meng, Chinese literary giant, Uyghur speaker

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 Beige Wind writes in Beijing Cream

By all standards Wang Meng (1934- ) has had a tremendously successful career. Easing out of his problematic role as Cultural Minister in 1989, Wang was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1994 by the Chinese Literary Society. He has published more than 100 books and was listed as the 24th most commercially successful writer in China in 2010 with a net worth of 1.75 million yuan. This past year a village on the border of Kazakhstan opened a museum in his honor.

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