Ye Yonglie won the second Wang Mailin Science and Literature Creation Award
The Chinese Science Writers Association held solemnly the second Wang Meilin Science and Literature Creation Award granting ceremony at the China Hall of Science and Technology, Beijing on December 28, and Mr. Ye Yonglie, a famous science, science fiction and biography writer won this award. Nominees also included Liu Cixin, Wang Jinkang, Liu Xingshi and Guo Yuefang, all of whom are popular science and science fiction writers. Xu Yanhao, deputy secretary, vice chairman as well as secretary of the Secretariat of the China Association for Science and Technology, Bai Gengsheng, vice chairman, member of the party committee as well as secretary of the Secretariat of the Chinese Writers Association, Li Jianchen, deputy director of the Planning and Development Department, the State Press and Publication Administration of Radio and Television, Liu Jiaqi, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and head of the 6th Council of the China Science Writers Association, Zhou Zhonghe, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yang Huanming, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zheng Jingchen, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Luo Hui and Zhou Lijun, vice presidents of the Chinese Science Writers Association, Zhang Daoyi, honorary chairman of the Chinese Science Writers Association, and related leaders and executive directors attended the award granting ceremony.
As an honorary member of the Scientific and Cultural Committee of the Chinese Science Writers Association, Mr. Ye Yonglie has completed works of 10 million words in such fields as science fiction, scientific fairy tales, science sketches, scientist biographies and science education film scripts, and he is one of the main authors of the first edition of Mr.Know all. Ye Yonglie’s scientific sketches and scientific essays are simple and clear, and are vivid in contents. He has published such selections of scientific essays as After Burning and The flower of Knowledge, and his After One Hundred Question Marks, To Be a Horse First and Human Studies and Science Studies, etc. have been included in the national language textbooks. In addition to scientific sketches, Ye Yonglie’s scientific fairy tales are also unique. In 1976, Ye Yonglie created China’s first science fiction Oil Protein after the Cultural Revolution. In 1978, Ye Yonglie brought a shock to the science and art field in the new era with his long science fiction Xiaolingtong Roaming the Future. This book became popular immediately after its publication and the total printing volume exceeded 300 million, which helped Ye Yonglie become the spokesman for Chinese science fiction. In 1979, his biographical literary work Grandpa Gao Shiqi was published, which opened the door to biographical literature for him. Ye Yonglie’s interest in biographical literature has continued until this day, and his latest science and literature biography was Approach Qian Xuesen, which was published in 2009. As the director of the Shanghai Science and Education Film Studio, Ye Yonglie also created many important science and education films. In 1980, he filmed Under the Traffic Lights, which won the 3rd China Film Hundred Flowers Award. Not only was Ye Yonglie engaged in writings, he was also an organizer, promoter and theoretical explorer of the Chinese scientific literature field. As early as in the early 1980s when he served as the vice chairman of the Science and Literature committee, CSWA, he edited Materials for Science Fiction Writing, which was of important reference values for writers’ writings. On scientific literature, which was adapted according to his speeches during his lecturing tour across China teaching young science writers to write, is still an academic writing that occupies an important place in this field. The reportage work Rights and Wrongs of Cinderella, which recorded using detailed documents the whole process of how the Chinese science fiction literature flourished and declined after the crush of the Gang of Four, is an important reference for research on this field. Ye Yonglie’s scientific and biographical literature writings have received many awards, including the China Movie Award, China TV Golden Eagle Award, China’s top 10 Biographical Literary Writers, the Golden Dragon Award for Chinese Literary Artists and the Best Biographical Literature Award, etc. In view of Ye Yonglie’s outstanding contributions to the field of scientific literature, the China Association for Science and Technology and the Ministry of Culture jointly held a ceremony in Beijing to grant Ye Yonglie the title of Advanced Science Worker.
Zhou Lijun (right), Vice Chairman of the Chinese Science Writers Association, granted the award, and Yin Chuanhong (left), a science writer, came to the stage to receive the award on behalf of Mr. Ye Yonglie
Wang Mailin Science and Literature Creation Award was set up courtesy of the sponsorship of the Wang Mailin Science and Literature Creation Award Fund, which was established with a donation of 1 million yuan from Mr. Wang Meilin, member of the original Party Committee of the China Association for Science and Technology as well as one of the founders of China Science Writers Association. Mr. Wang Mailin has devoted himself to the field of popular science and popular science creation for several decades, and has done a lot of pioneering work for the prosperity and development of popular science creation in China, especially in the combination of science and literature. The Wang Mailin Science and Literature Creation Award Fund aims to encourage science writers to create more and better scientific and artistic works. The first Wang Mailin Science and Literature Creation Award was granted by the Chinese Science Writers Association in Beijing in October, 2014, and Jin Tao, a 74-year-old science writer as well as the former president of science popularization magazine won the award.