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Book Publishers Scramble For Chinese Readers


First Posted: 12/22/10 04:42 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET


The novel "The Persian Boy," by Mary Renault, has it all. In the West, the book, which is filled with scenes of pederasty and homosexual passion, raises a few eyebrows nearly four decades after it was first published. But in China, where omnipotent censors regularly smother sensitive content and portrayals of sexuality are illegal, one would think a book like this would never make it to the bookstore shelf, let alone past a publisher's desk.

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