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[ NNSquad ] Authors Accept Censors' Rules to Sell in China

Authors Accept Censors' Rules to Sell in China

http://j.mp/1dh4BGA  (New York Times)

   "Foreign writers who agree to submit their books to China's fickle
    censorship regime say the experience can be frustrating. Qiu Xiaolong,
    a St. Louis-based novelist whose mystery thrillers are set in
    Shanghai, said Chinese publishers who bought the first three books in
    his Inspector Chen series altered the identity of pivotal characters
    and rewrote plot lines they deemed unflattering to the Communist
    Party. Most egregiously, he said, publishers insisted on removing any
    references to Shanghai, replacing it with an imaginary Chinese
    metropolis called H city because they thought an association with
    violent crime, albeit fictional, might tarnish the city's image."

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