List of banned books

List of banned books

Postby tylerdurden » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:43 am

I've raised this subject a few times in other forums and felt it was time to start a thread dedicated to listing books banned by the Chinese government.

My interest, of course, is two-fold:

1. To protect Chinese citizens from the lies and fabrications of those who would seek to undermine the Harmonious Society; and
2. To educate visitors as to which books they should avoid packing in their luggage when travelling to the Middle Kingdom.

All official Chinese publishing houses must receive approval from the Propaganda Department of the CCP before releasing a new book or edition. Hence there are two basic levels of disapproval for books:

Level 1 - books which must not be possessed or brought into the country;
Level 2 - books which have not received publishing approval by the CCP.

Level 2 would constitute a much larger list. It is said that there are over 4,000 underground publishing operations in China and that the ratio of official to pirated books is 2:3. (See Wikipedia, "Censorship in the People's Republic of China".)

I am interested in Level 1 books. My initial research yields the following very incomplete list:

Mao: The Unkown Story by Jung Chang and John Halliday
Any book about the Phallun G0ng
Big River, Big Sea by Lung Ying-tai
Serve the People by Yan Lianke
Shanghai Baby by Zhou Weihui
Beijing Doll by Chun Sue
Candy by Mian Mian
Any books by Shen Congwen
The Chung Kuo series by David Wingrove
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor
Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine by Jasper Becker
Will the Boat Sink the Water: The Life of China's Peasants by Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao
Mao's Great Famine by Frank Dikötter (listed as banned by Wikipedia, although the author was actually granted access to Chinese archives during his research)
The Private Life of Chairman Mao: The Memoirs of Mao's Personal Physician by Li Zhisui
Scarlet Memorial: Tales Of Cannibalism In Modern China by Zheng Yi
Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary by Gao Wenqian
China's Best Actor: Wen Jiabao by Yu Jie
Yellow Peril (published in English as China Tidal Wave) by Wang Lixiong (pseudonym Biao Mi)
Stick Out Your Tongue by Ma Jian
The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang
The T1ananm3n Papers
by Zhang Liang



The above list just scratches the surface. Here's a link to a list of history books which are banned: http://www.danwei.org/media_regulation/ ... g_yihe.php

Possibly banned, not confirmed as such:

Red Capitalism by Carl Walter and Fraser Howie
Lonely Planet China Guidebook


In t1bet, it appears that any book not on a list of approved books is by default, banned: http://bathdisttibet.blogspot.com/2011/ ... id-at.html

It stands to reason that although there appears to be no official list, Customs officials must surely have a list to refer to when they check incoming baggage.

I am happy to edit and update this list according to suggestions by others. I would prefer if you could provide external evidence (a link or citation) that a nominated book is actually banned (or allowed).
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Re: List of banned books

Postby french021 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:54 am

"Mein Kampf" - banned in China and in all the World.

Openly sales in US Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Mein-Kampf-Adolf- ... 0395925037

Amazon.com Review: "...That said, it is an incredibly important book..."

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Re: List of banned books

Postby french021 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:33 am

Btw,

Censored, Banned or Challenged Books in USA:
http://www.banned-books.com/bblistj-z.html

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)
by Mark Twain


The word "," which appears many times in the novel, was the cause for the removal of this classic from an eighth-grade reading list. In the 1950s, the NAACP objected to the book's perceived racist tone. In 1984, the book was removed from a public high school reading list in Waukegan, Illinois, because a black alderman found the book's language offensive.
American Heritage Dictionary (1969)
In 1978, an Eldon, Missouri library banned the dictionary because it contained 39 "objectionable" words. And, in 1987, the Anchorage School Board banned the dictionary for similar reasons, i.e., having slang definitions for words such as "bed," "knocker," and "balls."


Andersonville (1955)
by MacKinlay Kantor


Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1956, this story of a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War, was viciously attacked throughout the U.S. It was banned in Amarillo, TX.
Annie on My Mind
The Olathe, Kansas school system ordered all copies of this book removed from high school library shelves. It is a story of two women who meet and fall in love and struggle with declaring their homosexuality to family and friends.


As I Lay Dying (1932)
by William Faulkner


In 1986, Graves County, Kentucky, the school board banned this book about a poor white family in the midst of crisis, from its high school English reading list because of 7 passages which made reference to God or abortion and used curse words such as "bastard," "goddam," and "son of a bitch." None of the board members had actually read the book.


Atkol Video Catalog

WIRED magazine (Feb. 1996) reported that AOL censored Atkol Video's catalog from its virtual shopping mall for carrying gay titles. AOL gave no censoring criteria when it "cut some titles and retained others."
Banned From Public Radio: Humor, Commentary and Smart Remarks Your Government DOESN'T Want You


To Hear (1991)
by Michael Graham


The title of this first book is literally true: he was banned from the South Carolina Educational Radio Network courtesy of those geniuses in our General Assembly for commentary which poked fun at their 1991 Ethics Act. Graham also has the distinction of being the only person officially fired from his job as communications director for SC Secretary of State Jim Miles by an act of those same courageous geniuses.



The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You To Read (1995)
by Tim C. Leedom, Editor


The book traces astrological and mythical origins of modern day western religions. A Barnes & Noble bookstore in San Diego refused to stock this book because of its content.
Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago (1971)
by Mike Royko

A Ridgefield, CT school board in 1972 banned this book from the high school reading list, claiming it "dowgrades police departments."


Catch 22
by Joseph Heller


This book was banned and/or challenged more than once. It was banned in Srongsville, Ohio in 1972 and that decision was overturned in 1976. It was also challenged in Dallas, Texas (1974) and again in Snoqualmie,



Washington (1979).
Catcher in the Rye (1951)
by J. D. Salinger


This is a perennial favorite of censors and has been banned in the U.S. and Australia. In 1960, a Tulsa, OK teacher was fired for putting the book on the 11th grade reading list. The teacher was reinstated, but the book was permanently removed from teaching programs. A Minnesota high school administration was attacked for allowing the book in the school library.


The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence (1974)
by Victor Marchetti and John D. Marks
The CIA obtained a court injunction against this book's publication stating the author, a former CIA employee, violated his contract which states that he cannot write about the CIA without the agency's approval. First amendment activists opposed this ruling, "raising the question of whether a citizen can sign away his First Amendment rights." After prolonged litigation, the CIA succeeded in having 168 passages deleted.



The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
Beauty's Punishment
Beauty's Release
by Anne Rice (under the pseudonym, A.N. Roquelaure, written in the early 1980s)


April 28, 1996, the Columbus, Ohio Dispatch reported that following a complaint from a patron in the Columbus Metropolitan Library removed the trilogy of Rice's Sleeping Beauty books and their audio tapes after determining the books were pornographic. These same books were also removed from the Lake Lanier Regional Library system in Gwinnett County, Georgia, in 1992.



Daddy's Roommate
by Michael Willhoite


A favorite of censors, this children's book about gay parenting was the subject of a challenge in the public library. In an all-too-familiar request, a parent complained about references to homosexuality in material for children. The library board voted to uphold basic library principles by retaining the book on its appropriate shelf in the children's section.


Deadly Deceits (My 25 Years in the CIA) (1983)
by Ralph McGheehee


The CIA delayed the publication of this book for three years, objecting to 397 passages, even though much of what the author wrote about was already public knowledge.



Decamerone
by Giovanni Boccacio (1313-1375)


In Cincinnati, an "expurgated" version of Boccacio's Decamerone is confiscated in 1922. In 1926, there is an import ban of the book by the Treasury Department. In 1927, U.S. Customs removes parts of text from the "Ashendene edition" and ships the mutilated copy back to me British publisher in London. In 1932, import ban lifted in Minnesota. In 1934, the New England Watch and Ward Society still bans the book. In 1954, it is still on the black lis tof the "National Organization of Decent Literature."



Dictionary of American Slang
by T.Y. Crowell, publisher


Max Rafferty, California superintendent of public instruction in 1963, and his supporters found over 150 "dirty" passages in the book.
Don't Call Me Brother
by Austin Miles

In 1992, former Christian fundamentalist minister, Austin Miles, was sued; charges were that his book, Don't Call Me Brother, was "...a vitriolic attack upon organized Christianity." The $4 million lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court also screamed "libel" and "slander." After a lengthy and costly process, the court ruled that the book was not defamatory.


1-The Drowning of Stephan Jones
by Bette Greene
2-The Education of Harriet Hatfield
by May Sarton
3-Maurice
by E. M. Forster


All three of these books, which treat homosexuality in various ways, were removed from a regional high school. The novels' purchase was financed by a grant that teacher Penny Culliton received and was approved by the school superintendent and principal. However, shortly after a local newspaper reported that Culliton was involved with a lesbian and gay support group for young people, the books were found unsuitable and were banned. Maurice and The Education of Harriet Hatfield were seized from the students while they were reading the novels in class. Personal attacks on the teacher and demands for her dismissal have been so vehement that her job is now in jeopardy.


Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

This book is about censorship and those who ban books for fear of creating too much individualism and independent thought. In late 1998, this book was removed from the required reading list of the West Marion High School in Foxworth, Mississippi. A parent complained of the use of the words "God damn" in the book. Subsequently, the superintendent instructed the the teacher to remove the book from the required reading list.
Text: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/ssheehan/E ... %20451.txt


Families
by Meredith Tax


A young children's book that creatively describes different family structures, was finally removed by the Fairfax County school board. Meredith Tax's beloved book had been under attack for a long time, during which many individuals and organizations rose to its defense. What's more, Families was praised by the board's own review committees.


Flowers in the Attic
by V.C. Andrews


The county's board of education decided to remove all school curriculum materials and library books containing any and all "profanity" and "pornography," both concepts ill-defined. The tremendous public outcry made the board backtrack and resolve to review its selection policy. However, after this conciliatory decision, and while the review process still inches along, most of the books in Andrews's popular series Flowers in the Attic were removed from the high-school library for "pornographic" content.


Forever
by Judy Blume


Forever censored, this wildly popular teen novel was attacked once again for its frank treatment of adolescent sexuality and was removed from an eighth-grade optional reading list. In Rib Lake, Wisconsin, a school district principal had the book removed from the library after confiscating a copy from a student in the lunchroom, finding "graphic descriptions of sex acts."


Freedom and Order
by Henry Steele Commager

The U.S. Information Agency had this book banned from its overseas libraries because of its condemnation of American policies in Vietnam.



From Here to Eternity
by James Jones


This book was censored in 1951in Holyoke, Springfield, Massachusetts and in 1953 in Jersey City, New Jersey; blacklisted by National Organization of Decent Literature in 1954.



The Glass Teat (1970)
by Harlan Ellison


The Glass Teat is a collection of essays which appeared as columns in the Los Angeles Free Press and Rolling Stone during the 1960s. They were critical essay on the subject of television broadcasting; and essays critical of the president and vice-president. The publisher, Ace Pub. Corp. consequently recalled his book and had it removed from bookstores. Years later it was later re-released.



Grapes of Wrath (1939)
by John Steinbeck


Several months after the book's publication, a St. Louis, MO library ordered 3 copies to be burned for the vulgar words used by its characters. It was also banned in Kansas City and in Oklahoma.


Howl
by Allen Ginsberg


Officials of the Cold War era saw only willful destruction of American values in a poet's grief over suffocating 1950s convention.


The Joy of Sex (1972), More Joy of Sex (1975)
by Alex Comfort


Lexington police in 1978 confiscated these sex instruction books in accordance with a new county ordinance prohibiting the display of sexually-oriented publications in places frequented by minors.


The Last Mission (1979)
by Harry Mazer


Against the recommendation of school librarians, teachers, and administrators, the board of the Carroll Middle School removed this novel from the library for its scattered "bad words." The novel, which was named 1979's New York Times Best Book of the Year, is based on the author's experiences in the Air Force during World War II. Mazer said, "It's like a slap in the face of veterans. The book speaks about the sacrifices of the soldiers who fought in that war." Local residents and parents petitioned and protested as well. In a final decision, the board voted 6-1 to return the book.


The Last of the Wine
by Mary Renault


Fifth-century B.C. Athens is the setting of the historical novel that was challenged in a high school for references to homosexuality. Not only did the complainants and their supporters revile the book, which enlivened an honors history class, but they also attempted to humiliate the teacher by calling him a "sexual predator" and accusing him of trying to "recruit" children to homosexuality. The school board supported the teacher and the novel.
Literature in Society
In an improbable complaint about this textbook, two eminent African-American authors were the main targets of censorship. An excerpt from Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man was deemed offensive for its use of the word "," and the sexual slang in Nikki Giovanni's poetry was found unacceptable. School officials also found intolerable a reference to homosexuality elsewhere in the book and seized the ever-so-dangerous texts (that include Wordsworth and other immoralists) while 12th-grade students were reading them.


Lolita (1955)
by Vladimir Nabokov


Although it was published in Paris, it was soon (1956) to be banned there for being obscene. An Argentinian court banned the book in 1959 and again in 1962 ruling that the book "reflected moral disintegration and reviled humanity." In 1960, the New Zealand Supreme Court also banned the book. It was later freely published in France, England, and the U.S.


Lord of the Flies
by William Golding


The Toronto School Board banned this classic from all its schools, claiming it was racist for use of the word "niggers." Even Golding's Nobel Prize in literature did not protect this author's book.



Lysistrata
by Aristophanes


U.S. import ban on Lysistrata was lifted in 1930.This Greek tragedy was written somewhere around 400 B.C.
Nothing New on the Western Front
by Erich Maria Remarque

Banned in Chicago and Boston, in Austria, and Czechoslovakia in 1929; in Germany in 1930; and in Italy in 1933. There was a public burning in Germany in 1933.
Pentagon Papers (1971)
Commissioned by Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, this 3,000 page history of U.S. involvement in Indochina, was banned from publication by court order. The NY Times was printing portions of it when the order came down. Later that year, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the decision and Bantam proceeded to publish a paperback edition.


Portnoy's Complaint (1969)
by Philip Roth


Several libraries and librarians throughout the U.S. were harassed and threatened for carrying this book on their shelves.


Search for Truth in History
by David Irving


This video tape has already been banned in three countries.



Satanic Verses
by Salman Rushdie


The Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran put a price on the head of this author for writing this book which allegedly is critical of the Islam religion. Rushdie, as a result, went into hiding for an indefinite period of time, fearing for his life.


Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
by William Steig


In 1977, the Illinois Police Association urged librarians to remove the book, which portrays its characters as animals, and presents the police as pigs. The American Library Association reported similar complaints in 11 other states.



The Valachi Papers (1968)
by Peter Maas

Asked by the Justice Dept. to edit the papers of Mafia leader Joseph Valachi, Maas was later sued by the Justice Dept. for trying to publish the memoirs. The reason they said was that the book would hamper law enforcement. The suit was settled and Putname published the book in 1968.



Things Your Father Never Taught You
by Robert Masullo


Production of this lighthearted look at male grooming was delayed by a born-again Christian art director who objected to a description of Japanese furniture arranging as "occultist."


Who Built America?
Apple Computer has distributed Who Built America?, an acclaimed history series created for CD-ROM, as part of a free software package for schools buying its computers. When it received prοtests about material relating to the history of birth control, abortion, and homosexuality, Apple asked Voyager to delete the offending material. Voyager refused, and Apple suspended distribution. Following many prοtest letters, Apple reversed its decision and resumed distribution.



Worlds In Collison
by Immanuel Velikovsky


In the 1950s, the scientific community tried to ban this controversial version of the origins of our solar system because it didn't comport with the "official" version of events. The publisher, MacMillan, was forced to give up publication of the book even though it was on the New York Bestsellers list at the time. If your are interested in this Velikovsky's Worlds In Collision and The Saturn Myth, see David Talbot's video documentary, Remembering the End of the World.


Women on Top
by Nancy Friday


Would-be censors got their way in their demands to remove this book from the Chestatee Public Library in Gainesville ( Hall County ), Georgia. Before a final vote was taken by the library board on the fate of Women on Top, the book was borrowed and "accidentally" destroyed. The board voted not to replace it.
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Re: List of banned books

Postby french021 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:00 am

Waco: The Davidian Massacre
by Carol Moore

This controversial book challenges the government's version of events at Waco. A public library refused to carry the book stating the reason was that the book was privately published.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_siege

The Branch Davidians (also known as "The Branch") is a Protestant sect that originated in 1955 from a schism in the Davidians. As the group gained members, the leadership moved the church to a hilltop several miles east of Waco, which they named Mount Carmel, after a mountain in Israel mentioned in Joshua 19:26 in the Bible's Old Testament. A few years later, they moved again to a much larger site east of the city.

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Re: List of banned books

Postby NorthernLights » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:32 am

Interesting Tyler... thank you.

I didn't realize that I was such a naughty girl...
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Re: List of banned books

Postby tylerdurden » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:36 am

That's very nice french021, but not germane to this discussion. You can start your own thread about books banned in the West if you like. But this thread is about books banned in China. It's intended to be useful for people travelling to China, and in case you didn't notice, it's been posted on the "Chinese Culture Discussions" board.

If you have a link or citation to prove that "Mein Kampf" is banned in China, I'll add it to the list.
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Re: List of banned books

Postby Shinbone » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:52 am

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Re: List of banned books

Postby french021 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:38 pm

tylerdurden wrote:If you have a link or citation to prove that "Mein Kampf" is banned in China, I'll add it to the list.


Dear Tylerdurden, you may contact Chinese government for prove this point or just visit an bookstore and ask, please don't forget keep your passport for any case. Also, you may check on TaoBao, there have not chinese edition of this book on sale.
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Re: List of banned books

Postby mjk » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:30 pm

Does Lonely Planet China Edition fall into that category? I have not seen it on sale in China, and in my edition (bought in HK) it says that some travellers entering China by road or rail report that LP China guidebooks have been confiscated.
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Re: List of banned books

Postby tylerdurden » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:58 pm

french021 wrote:
tylerdurden wrote:If you have a link or citation to prove that "Mein Kampf" is banned in China, I'll add it to the list.


Dear Tylerdurden, you may contact Chinese government for prove this point or just visit an bookstore and ask, please don't forget keep your passport for any case. Also, you may check on TaoBao, there have not chinese edition of this book on sale.


You really are a complete and utter imbecile, aren't you.
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Re: List of banned books

Postby tylerdurden » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:59 pm

mjk wrote:Does Lonely Planet China Edition fall into that category? I have not seen it on sale in China, and in my edition (bought in HK) it says that some travellers entering China by road or rail report that LP China guidebooks have been confiscated.


That's interesting. Any links?
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Re: List of banned books

Postby tylerdurden » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:02 pm

OK, the Lonely Planet China Edition is a "maybe". See here: http://www.vagabondish.com/china-confir ... uidebooks/

I'm going to edit the post to incorporate a "possibly banned" list.
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Re: List of banned books

Postby superkim » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:08 pm

Shanghai Baby - BU YAO!!!

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Re: List of banned books

Postby french021 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:09 pm

tylerdurden wrote:You really are a complete and utter imbecile, aren't you.


If you expect i will answer you in same key - it's wrong.
Why i would offend an sad old man with erection problems ?
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Re: List of banned books

Postby french021 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:15 pm

superkim wrote:Shanghai Baby - BU YAO!!!


You provided link with picture: http://fcit.usf.edu/HOLOCAUST/gifs/01622.gif
Can you read ?

And it's America, 2010 year. See, there the microphone of Fox News :lol:
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Re: List of banned books

Postby superkim » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:20 pm

^ Hehe. Yeah, he's a clown alright.
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Re: List of banned books

Postby superkim » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:58 pm

french021, I referring to that minister as a clown. Just to clarify.

You could argue that they have burned Beatles records etc in America and therefor America is as bad as Hitler Germany and China but there is a big difference. That American guy was just a normal citizen who woke up one day and decided that burning a few korans would be a good idea. Many American public figures tried to talk him out of it. But book burnings in Germany were sanctioned and encouraged by the government. And the books that are banned in China are banned by the government.

I can understand that China does ban books being the kind of country that it is since 1949. But some of the books makes more sense to ban than others (from a government perspective). I mean, books that are critical towards the party are just doomed of course. But why do they bother banning Shanghai Baby. That would be like banning a Harlequin Romance novel. It's laughable.
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Re: List of banned books

Postby Mr Gilbert » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:07 pm

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Re: List of banned books

Postby tylerdurden » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:51 pm

french021, this thread is an attempt to construct a list of books which one should not pack in one's luggage when travelling to China. I made that very clear in the original post. You immediately responded with an immensely long cut-n-paste job of completely irrelevant drivel, which I now have to scroll through every time I want to see what other people have posted.

Posting a picture of Mein Kampf from the Amazon shop does not constitute proof that it is banned in China.

I may very well have erection difficulties, but you don't know that for a fact. I, however, know for a fact that you're a cretin because it is painfully obvious from your posts.

Now run along.
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Re: List of banned books

Postby superkim » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:11 pm

I think the topic is interesting because it says something about China. But at the same time the internet almost makes such a list useless. For those who really want to read a certain book there will always be a way.

But it's still interesting that China still implements this policy.
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Re: List of banned books

Postby french021 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:58 pm

superkim wrote:. That American guy was just a normal citizen who woke up one day and decided that burning a few korans would be a good idea.
But book burnings in Germany were sanctioned and encouraged by the government.

And the books that are banned in China are banned by the government.


By analogy, i do think what in all three cases the books (different in each case) was banned, burned by govts.
It's just meant, here is no difference between Nazis, American or Chinese brainwashing, it's international.

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Ok, sorry to hear that, man. Peace.
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Re: List of banned books

Postby superkim » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:11 pm

^ Which books did the government ban and burn in America?
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Re: List of banned books

Postby tylerdurden » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:15 pm

french021 wrote:
superkim wrote:. That American guy was just a normal citizen who woke up one day and decided that burning a few korans would be a good idea.
But book burnings in Germany were sanctioned and encouraged by the government.

And the books that are banned in China are banned by the government.


By analogy, i do think what in all three cases the books (different in each case) was banned, burned by govts.
It's just meant, here is no difference between Nazis, American or Chinese brainwashing, it's international.

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Ok, sorry to hear that, man. Peace.


Well, I'm sorry I called you a cretin and an imbecile.

But actually I have magnificent erections. People come from miles around to see them.
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Re: List of banned books

Postby Mr Gilbert » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:16 pm

^ pfffffff... People can see mine from miles around!
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Re: List of banned books

Postby french021 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:26 pm

superkim wrote:^ Which books did the government ban and burn in America?


I think you asked about "recently" cases ?

Google have the answer: - "Not A Joke: The Pentagon Just Destroyed Thousands Of Books/"

http://www.mediaite.com/online/not-a-jo ... -of-books/

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Re: List of banned books

Postby french021 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:32 pm

tylerdurden wrote:People come from miles around to see them.


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Re: List of banned books

Postby superkim » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:39 pm

That book is available at Amazon. It was never banned. According to that link Pentagon bought and destroyed copies of first printing.
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Re: List of banned books

Postby french021 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:42 pm

^ You asked - i answered and proved. It was not banned - but was burned , right ? Happy ?

Also, see, know where it was: Image

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_burning
Anthony Comstock's New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, founded in 1873, inscribed book burning on its seal, as a worthy goal to be achieved (see illustration at right). Comstock's total accomplishment in a long and influential career is estimated to have been the destruction of some 15 tons of books, 284,000 pounds of plates for printing such 'objectionable' books, and nearly 4,000,000 pictures. All of this material was defined as "lewd" by Comstock's very broad definition of the term — which he and his associates successfully lobbied the United States Congress to incorporate in the Comstock Law.[citation needed]

In the 1950s several books by William Reich were ordered to be burned in the U.S. under judicial orders.[4]
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Re: List of banned books

Postby tylerdurden » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:54 pm

Well anyway, like I said Frogmorton, you're welcome to start your own anti-US thread. Be my guest. But let's try and keep this thread nice and tightly focused on the Chinese banned-book list, ok?

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Re: List of banned books

Postby french021 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:09 pm

Ok, deal :wink:

Steve Elliott, 'The Little Black Book of Marijuana"

The Seattle Weekly employs a columnist who reviews marijuana dispensaries. That's the first surprising thing in this strange tale of Chinese censorship. That columnist, Steve Elliott, has a book coming out called The Little Black Book of Marijuana, which was supposed to launch on Aug. 1. But the launch has been pushed back to Sept. 15 because the Chinese printing house with which his publisher contracted has reportedly been told not to print it. In fact, the Chinese government won't allow the book to be printed anywhere on the mainland, Elliot wrote in his blog, Toke of the Town. So the printer had to move production to a bindery in Hong Kong

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2 ... ook/41020/


^HOW DARE THEY TO SLAP WEST HOLY THINGS :lol:

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