Antoaneta Bezlova: Big Brother’s book ban blues

Ant20528 From The Weekend Standard:

Last year, during the anxious time before the annual session of Chinese Parliament, censors banned two bestsellers on sensitive topics. Chinese Peasants: A Study by Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao won the 2004 Letter Ulysses Award for its study of rural hardship; The Past is Not Like Smoke by Zhang Yihuoone dealt with the purges of intellectuals during the Communist Party’s anti-rightist campaigns of the 1950s.

Both books, however, can be bought on the street and continue to circulate in China via the Internet.

May 28, 2005 8:24 AM
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