[sixties-l] Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 20:40:29 -0500

From: David Yu (d.yu@yale.edu)
Date: 11/21/00

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    Dear Sir or Madam:
          I am a student in my senior year at Yale University. I was referred to this list by a friend, because I am working on a research focusing on the current situation of American youths who were involved in the sixties movements and their influence on Sino-U.S. relations. For sole research purposes, I am conducting a brief survey that could provide a wealth of information for my project.           
          I have included my questionnaire in email format below, but I also included a copy as attachment in case you prefer filling it out in Microsoft Word. Would you please take a few minutes to fill it out and reply back to me? Since I expect to complete my research in a couple of months, I am anxious to receive some urgently needed results. This is not an easy research topic, but I am hoping for a successful project that can be possible only by generous help from you. 
          I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation in advance for your precious time and valuable inputs for the research, and I look forward to hearing from you.
    David Yu
                                          QUESTIONNAIRE  (total 18 questions)
         This is a survey related to research on the current situation of American youths who were involved in the sixties movements and their influence on Sino-U.S. relations.  (You may choose multiple answers for any question.)  Thank you for your cooperation.                
    1. In which kinds of activities were you involved during the sixties?
        anti-war movement___,  civil rights movement___,  feminist movement___, SDS___,              
        urban reform programs___,  hippie activities___,                     
        other counterculture experiments__________________________________;
    2. What is your field of specialty and current occupation?
         field of specialty_______________,     occupation________________; 
    3. What is your educational level today?
         B.A./B.S.___,  Masters Degree___,  Ph.D.___;      
    4. Do you still keep in touch with those who had also participated in the activities of the   
        sixties?              Yes_____,   No_____,   With some of them_____;  
    1.    Have your experiences from the sixties been affecting your life philosophy so far?  
               Completely____,  Somewhat____, not at all____;                                                             
    2.    Do you believe that the generation of the sixties is:
           *   seasoned by their experience and struggles and presently America's mature 
                generation?            Yes____,   No____, My opinion_______________;                          
           *   able to   adapt to the high-tech revolution?       Yes___,  No___,  barely____;                      
           *   still playing important roles in our current era of economic globalization?                
                Yes____,   No____,   My opinion_______________________;  
    3.   Today, what is your opinion on the concepts and idealism (social equality, world peace,  
          participatory democracy, free-love, etc.) that may have captivated you as a youth?
          should be continually promoted___,  need re-evaluation___,  ambivalent___, unsuitable for 
          today's society___;   My opinion__________________________;
    4.  Do you think that the concept of "politically correct" is the manifestation and extension of a 
         sixties spirit? 
                Yes____,   No____,   My opinion________________________;   
    5. In the sixties, you fought against the biases, lifestyle, and societal order of your parents' generation. 
        With regard to your current position in life, have you:
        fulfilled your idealistic dreams of the sixties?  ____ ,                                                                       
        or inherited the values and lifestyle of your parents?  ____ ,                                                          
        or you have other views: __________________________;              
    6. Ever since four black students in Greensboro, N.C. sat in at a lunch counter to protest the "white-
        only" policy in 1960, the nation has made strides towards being a more just society. Yet racial 
        tensions and hate-crimes exist in society today. Are you satisfied with the progress made in civil 
                 Yes____, somewhat____   No____,    My opinion_________________________;
    7. If you were involved in any anti-war activity in the sixties, do you find similarities between U.S. 
        intervention in Vietnam and recent U.S. military involvement in other parts of the world such as  
        Haiti, Iraq, Somalia, and Kosovo?                                                       
                 Yes___,   No___,  I would like to specify____________________________; 
        *    Do you support these actions? 
                 Yes___,   No___,   My opinion_________________________________; 
    8. If you were influenced by the new call for a liberated womanhood such as that in Betty Friedan's 
        Feminine Mystique or were involved in the struggle for women's rights in the 1960s, do you still 
        hold the same convictions about women's rights today?                                                                 
                 Yes_____,   No____,  Somewhat_____;
        *    Are you satisfied with the improvements in equal rights for women?
                 Yes___,     No___,    I would like to specify___________________;
    1. In which types of activities are you involved between the United States and China? 
        Business___,  Culture___,  Academics___,  Technology___,  Education___, Tourism___,  
    2. How would you evaluate current relations between the U.S. and China?
        Friendly cooperation___,  Competing partners___,  Hostile confrontation___, Optimistic___,  
        Pessimistic___,  Other_____________;
    3. What are your anticipations for the development of Sino-U.S. relations?
        Constructive partnership___, Lots of difficulties, but there is light at the end of the tunnel___, 
        Unpredictable___,   My opinion___________________________;
    4. Have you ever had the opportunity to share your experience from the sixties  
        and thoughts about it with your Chinese peers? 
                 Yes___,  No___;  
    5. To which aspects of Sino-U.S. relations development do you think you could 
        possibly contribute? 
        Economy___,  Education___, Academics___, Science and Technology___, Culture___,   
    6. Do you think U.S. Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with China, 
        and China's accession to the WTO are positive moves? 
                 Yes___,    No___,    Not sure___,    My opinion_______________________;
        *   If China joins the WTO, the U.S. will have widened opportunities to do business in China.  Do 
             you plan to participate in relevant activities?
                 Yes___,    No___,     Yes, but without specific plan_____.
    YOUR COMMENT  (Optional):_______________________________________

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