When author Gao Xingjian received a false diagnosis of lung cancer in the 1980s, he embarked on a soul-searching trek to southwestern China. His journey became the basis of the semiautobiographical “Soul Mountain,” which won the Nobel literature prize in 2000.
Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian spoke about his work and identity on Jan. 3 at the Westin Copley Hotel. Gao, the 2000 Nobel Prize winner for literature, launched his book “Aesthetics and Creation” at a reception welcoming him to Boston. He also spoke at two sessions for the 128th MLA conference held at the Hynes Convention Center.
MIT Chinese Choral Society winter concert
Saturday, Dec. 15
48 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
MIT Chinese Choral Society is going to hold a winter concert at the MIT Little Theater, and the theme of the concert will be “when Mozart meets Hsu Chih-Mo.” Yu-Fen Yan, doctorate in choral conducting at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be the conductor. Yi-Ying Lin, doctoral student at Boston University will be accompanying the chorus. The concert is free to the public. MIT Chinese Choral Society is now recruiting for the 2013 performances. Anyone interested is welcome to the practice meeting at 8:30 p.m. every Friday at MIT2-190.