The Mao Dun Literature Award
The Mao Dun Literature Award is sponsored by the Chinese Writers' Association, and was established in accordance with the will of Mr. Mao Dun. It was established to encourage the creation of excellent novels and to promote the prosperity of Chinese socialist literature. It is the first Chinese literature award named after an individual person, which is the highest honor in Chinese literature awards. The prize is awarded once every four years. The selected works are novels of more than 130,000 words.