The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 29, 1984, Page Page 12, Image 12

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Thursday, November 23, 1C34.
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Chinese students mo
Teaching Chinese students In
his homeland, and mere recently,
teaching American students in
this country, tins given English
professor Chen Ycrjci room far
After teaching English classes
at Zhcnsh&t University for more
then 20 years, Chen came to UNL
in August to teach a course in
China e literature.
Chen's American students ere
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Chen- described Chines stud
ents as "more reserved" and mod
est Chinese students always seem
to be perilous about their studies
Chen said, the teacher grows to
love his ttuder.ta '
Prefeisor Bob Haller, one of
Chen's co2e agues, described Chen
c.3 "a very approachable man
who b "easy to talk to."
Haller said that while Chen has
adapted to America, he senses
Chen's Chinese traditions, citing
the importance of respect for
Chen stressed this as very dom
inant in Chinese society, yet net
3 apparent in America.
A Chinese principle that Chen
described is that a teacher end
student should learn from each
other and grow in their studies
together. Students should inspire
the teacher with simplicity, devo
tion and the spirit of hard ?;crk,.
he said.
A student's respect leads the
instructor to feel "more duty
bound" to hi3 pupil, Chen added.
Chinese students also have set
goals to devote themselves to the
betterment of their country, Chen
CiMru& firafea 1
ASUN President Mark Scudder
said universities axe places where
students learn to make choices.
Discontinuing sales of the maga
zines "may hint of some imposed
values" on other students, he said.
Board member Phil Karsting
said the Union Board should not
make decisions for other people
about lifestyles, attitudes and
values. He said he was offended
by a letter the Union Board re
ceived from Suzanne Brown, chair
person of the UNL Chancellor's
Commission on the Status of
In the letter, Brown told the
board that discontinuing sales of
the magazines would "affirm the
values for which both the union
and the university stand."
"Itll be a cold day in heU," Karst-
ing said, "before she (Brown) ever
figures out one set of values for
30,000 people."
said, because industry, agricul
ture, defense, science and tech
nology have become vital to Chi
na's modernisation.
Scientists and professors
"would be most attractive titles in
China" rfght now, Chen said. And
Chinese women have the same
goals &s their male counterparts.
However, the first one home does
the cooking, Chen said with a
T Im
Kr.cbel said everyone has dif
ferent ralues stemming from dif
ferent backgrounds and religious
Bob Brandt, complex program
director for Meek Quadrangle,
said the magazines display bon-'
dage, degradation and dominance
of one sex. For those reasons, he
said, the magazines should be
"We're talking about the living
room of the campus," he said.
"The issues should be looked at in
that way."
Brandt said the union proba
bly would allow Nazis to voice
their opinions, but he doubts that
"pro-Nazi materials would be sold
in the union. The same thing
should apply to Playboy, Pent
house and Playgirl, he said.
"I would give Hugh Hefner every
opportunity to come and speak
at this university, but I dont need
to sell his magazines for him,"
Brandt said.
Knobel said he didnt feel com
fortable imposing his opinions on
other people. They should have
an opportunity to make their
own decisions, he said.
Board member Diane Davis
"We can only think about other
people so far," she said. "But then
we have to remember that we are
one of those people as well"
Davis said putting the issue on
the ASUN ballot would "defeat
the whole purpose" of the com
mittee - to become more informed
about the issue. By putting it on
the ballot, she csM, the decision
would be left to less-informed
After the motion to discontinue
the magazine sales failed, Dan
Blgbee, faculty board representa
tive, suggested that a sign be dis
played at information desks ad
vising people that some magazines
sold there may be sexually ex
ploitive and violent -
The Union Board win consider
this motion at its meeting Dec. 4.
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