Why China's most incendiary new political novel had to be science fiction

Chan Koonchung's dystopian novel The Fat Years has caused an uproar in China and been translated into many languages, including a U.S. edition. In The Fat Years, everybody in China forgets everything that happened during a six-month period, and meanwhile the country becomes more propsperous, based on denial and… »2/13/12 8:00pm2/13/12 8:00pm