Podcast #244: Robert Garmong on Censorship in China

 Posted by on 19 September 2013 at 8:00 am  Podcasts
Sep 192013

On Wednesday’s episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I interviewed Professor Robert Garmong about “Censorship in China.” The podcast of that episode is now available for streaming or downloading.

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Podcast: 18 September 2013

How does censorship work in China? What can ordinary people access or not? What is the Chinese government most concerned to conceal? What are the consequences of speaking out? What do ordinary people think of the censorship? Robert Garmong, an American living and working in China, answered these questions and more.

Robert Garmong is Lecturer of Business at the Surrey International Institute of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China. He studied economics and political science at the University of Chicago, and has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas (Austin). His blog is “Professor in Dalian.”

Listen or Download:


  • A few words about Allan Gotthelf
  • Robert’s introduction to Chinese censorship
  • China’s approach to censorship
  • Censorship at the university
  • The internet in Hong Kong
  • Limitations on teaching
  • The effectiveness of censorship with students
  • Censorship of the mainstream media
  • Censorship of new social media
  • Circumventing censorship
  • The effectiveness of censorship
  • Awareness of disappeared persons
  • China and the four elements of dictatorship


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  • Mark Meed

    Praising Allan Gotthelf for doing something that was of no benefit to himself? REALLY?? I will give Mr. Garmong the benefit of the doubt that that’s not what he meant.

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