In the Name of Love (song)

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Date: 2003

Region: Asia

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Music


Artist: Faye Wong

Confronting Bodies: Chinese government

Dates of Action: November, 2003

Location: Beijing, China

Description of Artwork: Chinese Pop-diva Faye Wong's, song, In the Name of Love, includes a line stating, "Opium is warm and sweet."

The Incident: The Chinese censors felt that the reference to opium may evoke sentiments of Western domination of the Chinese and could harm the nation's youth.

Results of Incident: Relevant departments banned the song.

Source: ask.elibrary.com