Forbidden City (novel)

Forbidden City is a novel based on the events of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. It is a story of maturation/coming of age.

Forbidden City
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AuthorWilliam E. Bell
Cover artistWorld Wide Photos
PublisherSeal Books by arrangement with Doubleday Canada
Publication date
Media typePrint (Paperback)


The book is the winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award for Excellence, the Belgium Prize for Excellence and several other awards.[1]


The book is often included in reading material for North American schools.[2]


The book is currently banned in China.


  1. ^ Book, RandomHouse. "Forbidden City by William Bell". Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  2. ^ Online, Teacher Resources. "Online Resources for Students & Teachers". Saskatoon Public School Division. Online Learning Centre. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
Forbidden City (disambiguation)

Forbidden City may refer to:

The Forbidden City, an imperial palace in Beijing

The Ming Palace, or the Forbidden City of Nanjing

The Imperial City, Huế, known as the Purple Forbidden City in Vietnamese

Forbidden City (nightclub), Asian-themed cabaret in San Francisco

Forbidden City (novel), written by William E. Bell

"Forbidden City" (song), a 1996 song by Electronic

Forbidden City, a 2011 song by Tina Guo

Timbuktu during the Middle Ages

The Forbidden City, a 1918 American drama film directed by Sidney Franklin

Forbidden Gardens, an outdoor museum of Chinese culture and history in Texas

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