The Censor in the Mirror: It's not only what the Chinese Propaganda Department does to artists, but what it makes artists do to their own work.

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  • Author(s): Ha Jin (AUTHOR)
  • Source:
    American Scholar. Autumn2008, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p26-32. 7p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
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    • Abstract:
      The author comments on the implementation of censorship of literary works in China. He reflects on the impact of censorship on his project to translate his poetry into China. He challenges the authority of the Propaganda Department to control the distribution of literary works. He cites some movies that have been banned to be shown to the general audience in the country. In addition, the author discusses the practice of self- censorship which is a necessity for most Chinese writers. He notes that rigid censorship not only affects artistic talent but also weakens the Chinese populace, who are forced to be less imaginative and less inventive.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      3061
    • ISSN:
      0003-0937
    • Accession Number:
      34421998
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HA JIN. The Censor in the Mirror: It’s not only what the Chinese Propaganda Department does to artists, but what it makes artists do to their own work. American Scholar, [s. l.], v. 77, n. 4, p. 26–32, 2008. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=34421998. Acesso em: 29 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Ha Jin. The Censor in the Mirror: It’s not only what the Chinese Propaganda Department does to artists, but what it makes artists do to their own work. American Scholar. 2008;77(4):26-32. Accessed November 29, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=34421998
    • APA:
      Ha Jin. (2008). The Censor in the Mirror: It’s not only what the Chinese Propaganda Department does to artists, but what it makes artists do to their own work. American Scholar, 77(4), 26–32.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ha Jin. 2008. “The Censor in the Mirror: It’s Not Only What the Chinese Propaganda Department Does to Artists, but What It Makes Artists Do to Their Own Work.” American Scholar 77 (4): 26–32. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=34421998.
    • Harvard:
      Ha Jin (2008) ‘The Censor in the Mirror: It’s not only what the Chinese Propaganda Department does to artists, but what it makes artists do to their own work’, American Scholar, 77(4), pp. 26–32. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=34421998 (Accessed: 29 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ha Jin 2008, ‘The Censor in the Mirror: It’s not only what the Chinese Propaganda Department does to artists, but what it makes artists do to their own work’, American Scholar, vol. 77, no. 4, pp. 26–32, viewed 29 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Ha Jin. “The Censor in the Mirror: It’s Not Only What the Chinese Propaganda Department Does to Artists, but What It Makes Artists Do to Their Own Work.” American Scholar, vol. 77, no. 4, Sept. 2008, pp. 26–32. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=34421998.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ha Jin. “The Censor in the Mirror: It’s Not Only What the Chinese Propaganda Department Does to Artists, but What It Makes Artists Do to Their Own Work.” American Scholar 77, no. 4 (September 2008): 26–32. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=34421998.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ha Jin. The Censor in the Mirror: It’s not only what the Chinese Propaganda Department does to artists, but what it makes artists do to their own work. American Scholar [Internet]. 2008 Sep [cited 2020 Nov 29];77(4):26–32. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=34421998