Overjoyed, and terrified, that’s how Mo Yan described his feelings to members of the Nobel committee when they told him he’d won (the prize).
In China (too reaction has been mixed) there were mixed feelings as well.
Social networking sites (abuzz) were busy with the news, with people expressing pride in the author.
The media’s effusive response to Mo’s award is in sharp contrast to the angry tirade when jailed dissident writer Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, which was lambasted as a desecration of the prize.
Source, credit to Aljazeera- http://www.aljazeera.com/video