What Chinese censors really hate

Last week Chinese censors told Cambridge University Press to take journal articles from the China Quarterly off the web for the China market. CUP first agreed but then found its evidently misplaced spine and refused. It turns out the comrades also wanted cuts to another CUP published journal, the Association for Asia Studies’ Journal of Asian Studies. The ASA says the 100 articles and reviews the censors wanted down are still up but it declines to list authors and titles. However, the ASA has released a list of the key-words from the works that upset officials.

Tibet/Dalai Lama lead the list, appearing in 39 per cent of titles, followed by Cultural Revolution (29 per cent) and Mao and Tiananmen (9 per cent each).