Chinese. Nobel Prize for Literature. Faced with a repressive cultural environment and the threat of a spell in a prison farm, Gao fled Beijing and began a journey of 15,000 kms into the remote mountains and ancient forests of Sichuan in southwest China. The result of this epic voyage of discovery is Soul Mountain. Probes the human soul with directness and candour and delights in the freedom of the imagination to expand the notion of the individual self.