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Mo Yan's Outfits for Receiving Nobel Prize Are In both Traditional Chinese and Western Styles

Posted Dec 20 2012 2:53am

THE sartorial puzzle is solved: Mo Yan,burberry outletthis year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature,burberry outletis taking five outfits in both traditional Chinese and Western styles to receive the award.burberry outlet onlineMo's wardrobe for the trip became the subject of much Internet debate in China, with some unhappy over earlier reports he would wear a tuxedo because it wouldn't be uniquely Chinese China's first Nobel laureate will leave today for Sweden with his wife and daughter. Translators for several languages including English will accompany him, said Shao Chunsheng, an official with Mo's hometown of Gaomi City in Shandong Province.

"He may dress in a tailor-made tuxedo prepared by his daughter while attending the award ceremony," Shao said. "He has prepared five outfits, including a tuxedo, Western-style suit and 'Mao suit,' for different activities," Shao added. The Mao suit is a tunic suit popularized by China's revolutionary forerunner Dr Sun Yat-sen. It is known in the West as an icon of China. Some netizens unhappy over the tuxedo have been trying different Chinese-style clothes on edited images of the author on the Internet, saying they would make him stand out. One photo showed Mo in a loose-fitting robe worn by the Chinese for over 3,000 years before the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The writer has learned to waltz because Swedish king and queen will also attend the ceremony, set for December 10, Qilu Evening News reported.
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