Thursday, February 23, 2006

Internet Companies and Censorship in China

Hi everyone! Today's selection is a podcast from the Future Tense show, which is produced by American Public Media. In this podcast, host Jon Gordon talks with Liu Kang, a professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at Duke University, about the issues involved in Internet censorship in China. This podcast was posted to the web on 17 February 2006 at:

The show notes included:

"This week some members of congress harshly criticized Google, Yahoo and other American tech companies for bowing to demands from the Chinese government to censor Internet content, and in Yahoo's case for providing personal information on dissidents. In the U.S., the debate is how tech companies can access the world's biggest market without doing harm. It's a different dilemma for the Chinese government."

I hope you enjoy this podcast!

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APM's Future Tense Podcast

Future Tense is a daily program that chronicles the social impact of computers, the Internet, and technology in general. Future Tense is produced by American Public Media.

Liu Kang

Liu Kang is a Professor of Asian Languages and Literature at Duke University. His research interests include Marxism and aesthetics, globalization, ideologies, cultural politics and media in China. Professor Kang received a PhD in Comparative Literature in 1984 and an M.A. in Comparative Literature in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received a B.A. in English, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Nanjing University, China. Professor Kang currently teaches Chinese Literature in Translation and Modern Chinese Cinema at Duke. He is the author of numerous books including Politics, Ideology, and Literary Discourse in Modern China, Aesthetics and Marxism: Chinese Aesthetic Marxists and Their Western Contemporaries, and Demonizing China.


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