A Comprehensive List Of Books Banned In China

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Books Banned In China

Censorship is alive and well in mainland China. The following list of books were banned due to a wide range of excuses. If you haven't, you should read some as they shine truth on a country with a checkered past. Here are some books banned in China.

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1. Animal Farm

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Reason it was banned: Rebellion against government, Presidential term limits.

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2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Reason it was banned: humanizing animals, the notion that humans and animals are equal.

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3. Green Eggs and Ham

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4. Zhuan Falun

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Reason it was banned: The Chinese communist party thinks it is a "menace to society".

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5. Big River, Big Sea

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Reason it was banned: The People Republic of China was threatened by the content of Lung Ying-tai's work.

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6. Mao: The Untold Story

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Reason it was banned: critical of the Chinese government.

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7. China's Best Actor

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Reason it was banned: scathing critique of Wen Jiabao

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8. Beijing Doll

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Reason it was banned: The candid exploration of a young girl's sexual awakening.

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9. Shanghai Baby

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Reason it was banned: For being "decadent".

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10. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

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Reason it was banned: depiction of Mao, war stories.

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11. Life and Death in Shanghai

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Reason it was banned: author shared her stories of false imprisonment and torture under Chinese rule.

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12. The Tiananmen Papers

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Reason it was banned: criticsm of the Chinese government, claims the author falsified documents.

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