Censorship and Publishing in China [A ChinaFile Conversation]

May 21, 2015

From A ChinaFile Conversation: "This week, a new PEN American Center report “Censorship and Conscience: Foreign Authors and the Challenge of Chinese Censorship,” by Alexa Olesen, draws fresh attention to a perennial problem for researchers, scholars, and creative writers trying to reach readers in China. The lure of China’s book market is powerful—revenues are projected to top $16 billion this year—but at what cost to freedom of expression?—The Editors"

Read responses from Andrew J. Nathan, Zha Jianying, Ian Johnson, Alec Ash, Michael Berry here and Peter Hessler's response in his article "Why I publish in China" in their Viewpoint section.