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A Film About the Suppression and Censorship of Gaelicism

This semester in Irish Women and Drama, I found that the topic of censorship and suppression of Gaelic language and tradition by the Catholic Church and the English was the one I wished to explore most. So I decided to pursue this topic further in a project that would ultimately conclude with a film on […]

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Chinese Culture and Art Censorship

  By Benjamin Hiller   As a game artist and avid player of the collectable trading card game Magic: the Gathering, I was intrigued when I read an article from 2006 entitled “Alternate Chinese Art in Ravnica, Part 1” posted by Wizards of the Coast the publishing company behind many popular tabletop games including Dungeons […]

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Censorship & Journalists in China

As we are all well aware, China has kept a very tight lid on what is accessible to the population of China. ­It is believed that China employs about 100,000 people to monitor their internet. While the constitution in China gives its citizens freedom of speech and press, the government uses excuses like ‘exposing state […]

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A Touch Of Sin

  Director Jia Zhang-khe’s film, A Touch of Sin, while hailed by critics (the film won best screenplay at Cannes) and audiences as one of the best films of 2013, has yet to be released in China due to what the Chinese film censors and government view as an unattractive portrayal of the country. The […]

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‘A Touch of Sin’ and China’s Valid Censorship

The Chinese Government is infamous for their restrictions on creative freedom. Many internationally praised films are banned in China, often due to ill representation of China or its past. Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin is an incredibly violent film that fictionalizes four crimes actually committed in China, and, at the hand of harsh censorship, […]

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