[PW] Green Eggs and Ham Banned in China?

Kevin O'Kelly rkokelly at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 06:19:36 PDT 2016


Thank you, everyone, for your continued efforts with this. Project Wombat
is quite inspiring at times.

On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 8:25 AM, Mark Carson <mahousu at gmail.com> wrote:

> The Chinese title for "Green Eggs and Ham" is "绿鸡蛋和火腿." I did a web search
> for this, and looked at a bunch of articles in Chinese, and none of them
> mentioned any ban. Of course, bans are almost never discussed openly in
> China, so this may not mean much. One article did say that Sam-I-Am seemed
> like a "persistent 'salesman'" (执着的“推销员”), but it wasn't put in a critical
> way.
>
> Nowadays, at least, the book seems popular in China as a tool for learning
> English. A bilingual English/Chinese version was published April 1 (seems
> appropriate) 2007, and is still in print.
>
> Mark
>
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 12:53 PM, Kevin O'Kelly <rkokelly at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hey Wombats:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > I've "done the Google," searched databases, checked reference books,
> > nothin.' I cannot find out a) if this is true or b) what in the book
> struck
> > Chinese censors as "a portrayal of early Marxism."
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any leads...
> >
> > Kevin
> >
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