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Yearender: Top 10 cultural events from 2016 | Updated: 2016-12-15 09:19

Yearender: Top 10 cultural events from 2016

Hao Jingfang, the winner of this year's Hugo Award, speaks in Beijing in July. [Photo/Xinhua]

4. First Chinese woman to win a Hugo Award

Science-fiction author Hao Jingfang became the first Chinese woman to win a Hugo Award, beating best-selling horror and fantasy writer Stephen King in the best novelette category.

The 32-year-old from Tianjin received the prize for Folding Beijing, in which she depicts the Chinese capital as a city divided by social class.

Her win comes a year after Liu Cixin won a Hugo for his novel The Three-Body Problem. He was the first Chinese author to win the prize.

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