[PW] Green Eggs and Ham Banned in China?

T.F. Mills phasco at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 22 10:27:12 PDT 2016


On 22 Aug 2016 at 12:53, Kevin O'Kelly wrote:

> Green Eggs and Ham was reportedly banned by Mao's government
> <https://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/09/24/banned-books-week-green-eggs-and-ham>
> because  of its "portrayal of early Marxism."  The source provides no
> further details.
> 
> ... what in the book struck
> Chinese censors as "a portrayal of early Marxism."

No citation, but here's an explanation:

#1 `Green Eggs And Ham´ was banned in China - its crime? Portraying early Marxism. Sam 
owns his own eggs and gives them to a friend - while China felt they should be state owned!

https://www.phactual.com/subversive-dr-seuss-11-ways-he-made-us-freethink ers/  

So Ted Cruz was reading communist subversiveness lit into the Congressionl Record?  


T.F. Mills 
(Colorado, USA)




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