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

From: Tom Nagy, Ph.D. (
Date: 11/22/00

  • Next message: radman: "[sixties-l] Fwd: UFW Grape boycott ends"

    I might fill out your form if you disclosed more  information. I'm
    beginning to wonder about Yale (if that's really where you are), if
    student's are encouraged to leave off info such as  supervising
    professor, willingness to share the results, etc. In the '60s we quickly
    learned that research is more often directed against people than to
    benefit people.  Just how will your findings benefit the victims of
    globalization here or in China?
    tom nagy
    David Yu wrote:
    > 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.
    > Sincerely,
    > 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. PERSONAL BACKGROUND:
    > 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_____;  PRESENT THOUGHTS: 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    rights?
    >              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___________________;  VIEW ON SINO-U.S. RELATIONS: 1. In which
    > types of activities are you involved between the United States and
    > China?
    >     Business___,  Culture___,  Academics___,  Technology___,
    > Education___, Tourism___,    Others__________;
    > 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___,    others_______________; 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):_______________________________________  THE
    > END

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : 11/22/00 EST