My Statement and Position – Zhang Yihe

Translated by ESWN

On January 11, 2007, during the opening day of the national book order placements conference, the General Administration of Press and Publications called an “informational” meeting. During the meeting, deputy director Wu Shulin read out a list of “2006 publications that violated regulations.” Among those named, Past Histories of Peking Opera Stars came in at number three. Mister Wu commented (more or less) on the book’s publisher Hunan Literature Publishers: “We have reminded you repeatedly about this person. Her books are not to be published … you dared to publish it. This book is banned because of that person.” Following that, there was obviously some severe penalties against the publishing house.[Full Text]

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