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Post-Censorship, Publishing Continues to Evolve in Burma

Burmese Publishing 2

At The Irwaddy, U San OO, owner of Seikku Cho Cho publishing house spoke about the development of Burmese publishing, translations and ebooks in the country.

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OUP Bans Pork from Children’s Books

Oxford University Press

The UK’s Daily Mail reports that Oxford University Press has banned sausages and pigs from children’s books in an attempt “to avoid offense.”

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“Slash Fiction” Thrives in China, Despite Government Crackdowns

Copies of Japanese boys’ love novels seized during the raid in Henan Province.

China’s crack down “slash fiction” and pornographic graphic novels hasn’t stifled the flow of material or its popularity.

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Celebrate the Week: Read a Banned Book!

Read Banned Books

September 21-27 is Banned Books Week. Here we offer a list of titles that have been challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in 2013 and 2014.

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Why My Next Book Won’t Be Set in Dubai

Craig Hawes

Craig Hawes describes how his book of short stories set in Dubai was pulled from bookstores in the UAE and reflects on the state of censorship in the country.

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Writers in Exile Boost Afghan Writers at Home

Atiq Rahimi, pictured, is among the most influential Afghan writers in exile.

Asharq Al-Awsat notes, ‘Afghanistan, which has long been engulfed in civil war, is producing a wave of migrant literature that is having a positive impact on the literary scene at home.’

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Why Does Singapore Hate Gay Penguins?

And Tango Makes Three

The National Library Board in Singapore is removing and destroying three children’s books featuring plots with gay or nontraditional families.

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Florida School Pulls Doctorow’s “Hacker Culture” Novel From Reading Program

Little Brother

Cory Doctorow’s novel ‘Little Brother’ has been cut from a Florida schools summer reading program after the principal accused it of promoting ‘hacker culture.’

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With Books, US Was More Prudish Than Europe, Says Law Historian

William Morrison, left, with James Zirin

James Zirn’s ‘Mother Court,’ a history of legal cases in the the Southern District of New York, recalls a failed attempt to censor Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ in the US.

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Novelist Chan Koonchung Remains Banned, But Big in China

Chan Koonchung

Chinese novelist Chan Koonchung says he writes for ‘his Beijing friends’ though they can’t buy his books. Here, he discusses censorship, Tibet and his new work.

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