Notice concerning Strictly Controlling the Publications of Fine Art Books of the Human Body

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With the approval of the Central Propaganda Department, hereby, relevant provisions concerning strictly controlling the publication of fine art books of the human body (including picture albums, picture compilations, wall calendars, fine art postcards) are notified as follows:

I, Fine Art books of the human body can only be published by specialized fine art and photography publishers. Other publishers may without exception not publish fine art books of the human body in excess of their division of specialization. Fine art wall calendars of the human body can only be published by specialist fine art publishers having wall calendar publishing rights, other publishers may not arrange this. Cooperative publication or printing and distribution subcontracting of fine art books of the human body are prohibited.

II, Picture albums and picture compilations may include paintings, carvings and photographic works of the human body. New Year pictures, wall calendars (including wall calendars, single-page calendars, New Year pictures, calendar cards, etc.) and fine art postcards may only include famous human body works of global classical art; other fine art works of the human body, especially contemporary nude photographic works may not be included.

III, When publishing fine art books of the human body, quality must be guaranteed, it is not permitted to include works of a vulgar style, in order to avoid that harmful influence is created in society, that is harmful to the construction of a Socialist spiritual civilization, and corrupts the reputation of fine art books of the human body. It is necessary to launch criticism of fine art books of the human body, works with a vulgar style shall be banned.

IV, It is strictly prohibited to display sexual or obscene content in fine art books of the human body, offending products shall be firmly banned, and investigated and prosecuted according to the law, including investigation of criminal responsibility.

V, Fine art books of the human body theme selection shall not be overly concentrated, and shall certainly not be blindly rushed for the sake of pursuit of economic gain. Controlling departments shall strictly control this when examining theme selection plans. In view of the excessive overflow of fine art books of the human body at present, in the following one or two years, this sort of theme selection shall normally not be arranged. Where this sort of topic has true value, it must be inspected in advance by the Administration of Press and Publications, otherwise, it may not be published.

VI,  If commercial departments printing wall calendars, post and telecommunications departments printing postcards choose to use fine art works of the human body, matters shall be similarly grasped according to the above principles. This shall also be strictly controlled within the next one or two years, and shall generally not be arranged anymore.

VII, When publishing fine art books of the human body, these are to be handed over to Xinhua bookstores for distribution; wall calendars of the human body printed by commercial departments, are to be handed over to State-run bookstores for sales, and may not be handed over to collective or individual distribution work units for wholesale or retail.

VIII, Those violating the above regulations are punished, including with confiscation of complete profits or fines, and up to cancellation of business licences.

This Notice shall take effect immediately. All good being manufactures must without exception be processed according to the provisions of this Notice. Where past relevant regulations are inconsistent with this Notice, this Notice shall always apply.

 

新闻出版署关于严格控制人体美术图书出版的通知
经中央宣传部批准,现就严格控制人体美术图书(含画册、画辑、挂历、美术明信片)出版的有关规定通知如下:

一、人体美术图书只能由专业美术、摄影出版社出版。其他出版社一律不得超越专业分工范围出版人体美术图书。人体美术挂历只能由有挂历出版权的专业美术出版社出版,其他出版社不得安排。人体美术图书严禁协作出版和代印代发。

二、画册、画辑可以选用人体的绘画、雕塑、摄影作品。年画、挂历(含挂历、年历画、年画、年历卡等)、美术明信片,只能选用世界古典艺术名作中的人体作品;其他人体美术作品,尤其是当代裸体摄影作品,不得选用。

三、出版人体美术图书必须确保质量,不准选用格调低下的作品,以免在社会上造成不良影响,有损社会主义精神文明建设,败坏人体美术图书的名声。要开展对人体美术图书的评论,对格调低下的品种,应当取缔。

四、严禁在人体美术图书中出现色情、淫秽内容,对违反者坚决取缔,并按有关规定查处,直至追究刑事责任。

五、人体美术图书的选题不应过分集中,更不应为了追求经济效益盲目地一拥而上。主管部门审核选题计划时应严格控制。鉴于目前人体美术图书出得太多太滥,近一二年内这类选题一般不再安排。确有价值的这类选题必须事先专题报新闻出版署审批,否则,不得出版。

六、商业部门印制挂历,邮电部门印制明信片,如选用人体美术作品,同样按以上原则掌握。近一二年内亦应严格控制,一般不再安排。

七、出版社出版的人体美术图书,交新华书店发行;商业部门印制的人体美术挂历,交国营书店出售,均不得交集体、个体发行单位批发、零售。

八、违反以上规定者,将予以处罚,包括没收全部利润,罚款,直至吊销营业执照。

本通知应立即执行。所有在制品,一律按本通知规定办理。过去有关规定凡有与本通知不一致的,均以本通知为准。

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