A groundbreaking analysis of China’s media censorship system, including the laws, the control and classification mechanisms, the press, and the developing Internet information management policy. He Qinglian (何清涟) is an economist from China and is the author of several books, including China’s Pitfall. She has been living in the United States since 2001.
A revised and expanded edition (2006) includes updated chapters, an expanded section on the Internet, and English translation of select portions of the book. (Liming Cultural Enterprises Co., Ltd.)
Challenging China: Struggle and Hope in an Era of Change
Edited by Sharon Hom and Stacy Mosher
A collection of personal narratives and essays by Chinese journalists, intellectuals, lawyers, and activists, on topics including life of peasants and migrants, crime and punishment, prostitution, media censorship, and social and economic inequalities. Incudes two essays by Liu Xiaobo. “Those who want to know what life is really like inside China must read this essential book,” Ian Buruma