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China Forbids Great Famine Author From Taking Harvard Prize

A former journalist with China's official news agency says he has been blocked from traveling to the United States to accept a Harvard University prize for a 2008 book uncovering the devastating toll of the Great Chinese Famine of 1958-1961. Harvard's Nieman Fellows in December awarded Yang Jisheng for Tombstone, a 1,200-page account of the famine - which he estimated claimed at least 36 million Chinese lives - and a decades-long government effort to whitewash one of the worst...

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