Yan Lianke - Serve the People

In the January/Febrary 2005 issue of the literary bimonthly magazine Hua Cheng (花城), the novel Serve the People (为人民服务) by Yan Lianke (阎连科) was published. However, the issue got censured and all copies were confiscated, because the novel contains descriptions of Mao Zedong's portrait being defaced. The novel soon found its way to the Internet, where it was distributed and discussed.

Title page of the article in Hua Cheng