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We’ve chosen a group notable nonfiction books, all published this year — from memoirs to history to reportage and essays — that can help bolster our understanding of the world we’ve found ourselves in, support and educate ourselves about the groups under threat by Trumpism, and strengthen the power of our resistance.
While the harsh reality that saw the young Liu having to read Jules Verne in secret is four decades gone in China, there is still the ever-present shadow of government censorship. Liu says he and his publisher were concerned about potential issues with The Three-Body Problem, which deals with the Cultural Revolution itself. “It was a sensitive topic and therefore we were worried about related contents causing trouble. However, the book has been out for 10 years now, and we have never had any censure from the authorities,” he says. “Many government officials have read the book.”