Banned Chinese Book Wins Award in Germany

October 5, 2004

The Singapore Straights Times reports that a book banned by China's government, "A Survey Of Chinese Peasants" by Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao, won the Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage's first prize. According to the Straights Times, "A Survey Of Chinese Peasants" is the second book in four years that has been banned by the Chinese government and yet won international accolades. Gao Xingjian won the 2000 Nobel Prize for literature despite having his works banned in his native country.