[PW] Green Eggs and Ham Banned in China?

brian whatcott betwys1 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 23 11:30:58 PDT 2016


Jesse Walker also feels uneasy about this book ban/legend.
  See this URL
<http://reason.com/blog/2014/10/08/i-think-i-accidentally-started-an-urban>

Brian W

On 8/22/2016 4:47 PM, Donna Halper wrote:
> On 8/22/2016 4:09 PM, 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.
> The ban supposedly began in 1965 and ended in 1991.  But the sources 
> seem to basically quote each other or quote other websites-- even 
> Wikipedia (not always a reliable source) refers to an article on the 
> Huffington Post.  I'd feel a lot better about this claim if some 
> scholar of Chinese History could verify it.
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