Books behind bars РHe Dong on restricted literature - Joel Martinsen

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The cultural supplement to Beijing’s Mirror evening paper has a regular feature in which contemporary commentators reflect on newspaper articles of the past.

In today’s installment, entertainment writer He Dong uses a 1978 People’s Daily article indicting the Gang of Four for flagrant book banning as inspiration to reminisce about his reading experiences during the Cultural Revolution. The PD article, written by the Theory Group of the Library Science department of Wuhan University, is available here courtesy of Suzhou Library’s excellent digital archive of issues from 1948 to 1997. [Full Text]

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