Talk:The Diary of Ma Yan

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Citations desperately needed[edit]

This article desperately needs additional citations for verification and needs references that appear in reliable third-party publications - other than the publisher's homepage. It reads like the book's back-cover summary. Additionally, making outrageous claims like "where it received an unprecedented response from the public" are more appropriate for a press release than a Wikipedia article. What does that even mean? Unprecedented compared to what, Candide? Or some other Chinese student's diary? And what public, Chinatown in Belleville? Or a housewife's reading group? I have left that claim in for the time being to see if the article's original editors feel like verifying it with a source (good luck!). If not, then that claim needs to be deleted. Hopechina (talk) 04:15, 5 September 2010 (UTC)Hopechina