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Last resort – let’s insert illustrations!

As instructed by the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD), no indication of or reference to censorship could appear in publications (see this post).   There could be no ellipses and no blank spaces where something was deleted, and no blackening out was permitted.  Ideally, publishers would insert revised (or entirely new) text to fill the same space, but if that was not possible, they had to be creative.  In some cases, they would use illustrations to fill the space.  “Chodung Chonson chiri: chon/初等朝鮮地理: 全” (Prange Call No. 301-0040 ; 301-0040g) is a good example of this. Click on the images below to compare the galley proof and the published version.

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