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China’s top universities cut ties with professor over alleged sexual assault [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2018-4-9 16:01:58 |Display all floors
Three leading Chinese universities have cut ties with a professor accused of sexual assault and harassment of a student who committed suicide 20 years ago.



Shen Yang, dean of literature department at Nanjing University, was accused of sexually assaulting undergraduate Gao Yan in 1996 when he worked as a professor of literature at Peking University. Gao took her own life in 1998.

During the Qingming Festival on April 5, Gao’s classmate Li Youyou published the allegations of the improper conduct online, triggering public outrage.

Peking University and Nanjing University issued responses soon after the claims emerged.

Peking University on Sunday published the documents relating to a disciplinary warning issued against Shen in 1998, after he was quoted in media reports as denying he was punished for “demerits in teaching ethics.” The university held a meeting on the same day, calling for an end to sexual harassment and tightening its ethics supervision.

The School of Liberal Arts at Nanjing University, where Shen was serving as the dean of the literature department, said in a statement that Shen had concealed his punishment when he accepted the job. The school asked him to hand in the resignation for he is “no longer qualified for the job at the school.”

Another university, Shanghai Normal University, where Shen worked as a part-time professor, terminated his contract on Saturday, insisting on zero tolerance for those who violate teaching ethics, according to Xinhua.

According to The Paper, Gao Yan’s mother has said that they will sue Shen Yang for maligning Gao’s reputation.


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Post time 2018-4-9 17:25:55 |Display all floors
Women will no longer stand for sexual harassment and assault. Times have changed.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2018-4-10 10:57:00 |Display all floors
Hell knows how much sexual assaults that still in the dark now and before ..
It's a good thing to see people concerned about sexual assault on students and children.. we need government stand by our side and LAW should give punishment to those who deserve..

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Post time 2018-4-12 06:41:58 |Display all floors
Sad story and that it took 20 years to surface
Round Up is good for developing the mind

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Post time 2018-4-12 15:50:53 |Display all floors
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly aso sexually harrassed many a woman for quite a long time. And most of the cases were settled by huge money paid by Fox each time.

These are just brutes in suit. They don't deserve being called humans.

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Wasn't there an article written in Global Times claiming that there was no such harassment in China??

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