Robert Garmong on Love and Sex in China
Radio Interview: 7 August 2014
I interviewed Robert Garmong on "Love and Sex in China" on 7 August 2014. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
What are the traditional ideas about love and sex in Chinese culture? How did those ideas change in Mao's time? How do Chinese men and women approach romantic and sexual relationships today? Is homosexuality accepted? What is the place of mistresses and prostitutes? Moreover, Robert Garmong told us of the pitfalls of marrying a Chinese woman – and explained why he did exactly that anyway.
Robert Garmong is Lecturer of Business and Liberal Arts 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."
- Duration: 1:25:11
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- The teaser about Robert's marriage
- Traditional ideas of love and sex
- The changes under Mao
- The one-child policy
- The influence of western culture
- Dating in China today
- Sex education
- STDs and abortion
- Married life
- Robert's marriage
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