A bootleg encounter

From Jajia’s twitter feed:

在《炎黄春秋》楼下的一个流动书摊上,看到《墓碑》、《中越战争》及廖亦武的新书,当然都是盗版,老板说生意不错,并说,有次有个老头过来,翻开墓碑扉页的照片,问老板说,你看看我是谁?老板大惊,杨继绳说,没事,盗了就好。

At a book vendor’s cart outside the Yanhuang Chunqiu building I saw Tombstone, The Sino-Vietnamese War, and Liao Yiwu’s latest. All bootlegs, naturally. The vendor said that business was good. He also said that an old man had come by once, flipped open Tombstone to the flyleaf photo, and said, “Guess who I am.” The vendor was shocked. Yang Jisheng said, “No big deal. Pirated — that’s good.”

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