Bo Yang with his wife Chang Hsiang-hua, who has also refused requests for excerpts from The Ugly Chinaman to be included in school textbooks. Photo: Weibo
Bo Yang with his wife Chang Hsiang-hua, who has also refused requests for excerpts from The Ugly Chinaman to be included in school textbooks. Photo: Weibo
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Why it is the end of the road for The Ugly Chinaman

  • Late Taiwanese author Bo Yang gained notoriety with his harsh critique of how Chinese viewed their own culture and the country’s modernisation
  • There will be no further editions after contracts expire in 2024, as widow says book has served its purpose

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Bo Yang with his wife Chang Hsiang-hua, who has also refused requests for excerpts from The Ugly Chinaman to be included in school textbooks. Photo: Weibo
Bo Yang with his wife Chang Hsiang-hua, who has also refused requests for excerpts from The Ugly Chinaman to be included in school textbooks. Photo: Weibo
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