Asia Literary Review magazine
In this issue, Gao Xingjian speaks: "Everyone knows I encountered many difficulties getting published in China. Besides the limits on publication by the authorities, the writer also to place limitations on himself and exercise 'self-discipline'. But in China, even when I showed self-discipline, my works were still banned. So I rejected it as ludicrous."
As much as open as China is today, it is also as closed as Japan's Sakoku period of isolation.