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China, the Unwelcome Guest Controversy as Frankfurt Book Fair Fetes Beijing

China, which bans hundreds of books every year, was a controversial choice as the guest of honor at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair. But some of the Chinese authors appearing at the fair, which begins Wednesday, have managed to slip political works past the censors.
Photo Gallery: Chinese Literature in Frankfurt
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Photo Gallery: Chinese Literature in Frankfurt

Photo Gallery: Chinese Literature in Frankfurt
AP/ Xinhua

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Photo Gallery: Chinese Literature in Frankfurt

Photo Gallery: Chinese Literature in Frankfurt
AP/ Xinhua

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Photo Gallery: Chinese Literature in Frankfurt

Translated from the German by Paul Cohen