An outsider's account of working inside China's censorship regime
by JFK Miller
|Page Extent:||272 pages|
|Book Size:||198 x 130 mm (Height x Width x Depth)|
A Westerner’s inside look into the workings of Chinese society. For six years, from 2005 to 2011, Australian JFK Miller worked in Shanghai for English-language publications
censored by state publishers under the aegis of the Chinese Communist Party. In this wry memoir, he offers a view of that regime, as he saw it, as an outsider from the bottom up.
‘Trickle-Down Censorship’ explores how censorship affected him, a Westerner who took free speech for granted. It is about how he learned censorship in a system where the rules are kept secret; it is about how he became his own ‘Thought Police’ through self-censorship; it is about the peculiar relationship he developed with his censors, and the moral choices he made .