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China’s censorship is not as rigorous as everyone thinks. The self-censorship of the authors is much worse. Yan Lianke

Origin: From the documentary “China on China, Culture for Billions” by Schulz Contreras, Lisbet & Jarnebrink, Lollo.

“China’s censorship is not as rigorous as everyone thinks. The self-censorship of the authors is much worse.” Yan Lianke

Yan Lianke (阎连科, born 1958) is one of the most respected Chinese novelists and his production includes novels and short stories and his books are translated into many languages.

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His work is highly satirical, which has resulted in some of his most renowned works being banned in China.

The cultural production destined for the Chinese market is strongly subject to censorship. Self-censorship is a problem that every author, writer, and director has to face sooner or later in China.

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