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Reading Round-Up: The Journal of Asian Studies and Censorship in China

Over the past 10 days, there has been widespread coverage of the Chinese government’s request that Cambridge University Press (CUP) prevent its website in China from displaying 100 Journal of Asian Studies (JAS) articles on topics deemed “sensitive” by the Chinese state. The AAS and CUP both refused that request, and no JAS articles have been blocked in China.

Here, we’ve assembled a reading round-up of all the news stories that reported on this still-ongoing situation.

If you haven’t done so yet, please check out our posts here at #AsiaNow covering the situation:

AAS Statement on Cambridge University Press Censorship in China

Frequently Asked Questions about the Journal of Asian Studies and Censorship in China

A Summary Explanation of the Journal of Asian Studies Articles That Were Not Censored

News articles reporting on the JAS censorship request:

Ben Bland, “Cambridge University Press Makes U-Turn on China Censorship.” Financial Times, August 21, 2017.

Jun Pang, “China Censors Instruct Another Academic Journal to Omit ‘Sensitive’ Articles from Cambridge University Publisher’s Website.” Hong Kong Free Press, August 22, 2017.

“Cambridge University Press Re-Posts Censored Articles.” Al Jazeera, August 22, 2017.

Elizabeth Redden, “Cambridge Press Changes Course on Chinese Censorship Request.” Inside Higher Ed, August 22, 2017.

Charlotte Gao, “Cambridge University Press: To Bend the Knee or To Die in China?” The Diplomat, August 23, 2017.

“Publish and Be Damned: Cambridge University Press Battles Censorship in China.” The Economist, August 24, 2017.

Joanna Chiu, “At Beijing Book Fair, Publishers Admit Self-Censorship.” Agence France-Presse, August 24, 2017.

“Cambridge University Press Refuses to Comply With Second Chinese Takedown Request.” Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2017.

Jeremiah Jenne, “New Fronts in the Battle Over Scholarship and Ideology in China.” Radii, August 26, 2017. 

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