Friday, October 3, 2014

HS English Students Explore Similarities Between Orwellʻs "1984" andChinese Censorship

On Friday October 3,  Dave Reynolds invited our new Chinese teacher, Andrew Denny, for a short presentation on modern Chinese censorship. Mr. Reynolds' class, Honors Great Works, is studying George Orwell's "1984," and there are many parallels between "Big Brother" and the authoritarian regime in Beijing worth exploring with our students. The presentation addressed how and why China censors information, how the Chinese online community skirts government censors, and greater implications of state-sponsored public opinion manipulation throughout the world.