China wants to shape the literary taste of its netizens, but is it working?
Media watchdog highlights its favorite internet novels
From the Nobel Prize to the Hugo Award, there are a plethora of literary honors dedicated to fiction of all sorts. In China, there’s one award devoted to stories originating online.
It may not sound like the type of work that the authorities like to condone, but it still managed to skirt the prying eyes of censors. Still, as some budding online writers have learned, there are certain things you definitely cannot write on the Chinese internet.