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'U' prof. to remain a Carter China analyst
(Continued from Page 1) Ocksenberg attended. Whyte advised former sociology scholars. cording to Whyte.
the vice-president on current trends "THERE IS STILL a degree of tur- The delegation journeying to China in
know I'm in the catalogue for and policies in the PRC along with a moil and uncertainty in China," accor- December is just part of a nearly con-
ry," the presidential advisor said political scientist and an economist. ding to Whyte, because of the sudden in- stant flow of scholars between the
erence to the Winter term course Mondale's trip is to be the highest fusion of foreigners. China was sealed University and the PRC. Chinese
But he did not say he would ranking U.S.-Sino diplomatic exchange during the "Great Proletarian Cultural Studies Center Director Albert Feuer-
tely resume University duties since Dang Xio-ping visited the U.S. in Revolution" from 1965-69 from all ex- werker said yesterday, "The Univer-
January. Whyte said the purpose of the ternal relations. sity has been flooded in the past year
rever, Ocksenberg said his family five- to six-day sojourn is to "solidify In recent years there has been a with delegations of Chinese scholars,
eturn to Ann Arbor soon and, "I relations between the two countries dramatic increase in tourism, trade who are mostly interested in the scien-
e there every weekend for fun and since recognition." and economic relations with the outside ces, not anies He add tsciences or
ll." The main topics of discussion in world, which has had a "major impact Chnes.eadde hatt2
TH RARE introspection, Ocksen- Peking, according to Whyte, will be on urbanites," Whyte said. The Chinese professors will teach at the
said, "an experience of the sort Sino-U.S. economic relations, exten- sociologist's current research focuses University this fall, along with students
ad cannot help but alter the way ding "most favored nation" trade on urban social life in China which has who will concentrate on technological
ach." But he did not comment on status to the PRC, and the level of undergone major changes since study in fields such as engineering and
fiwvhifnhiowcultural and academic exchange bet- Chairman Mao Zedong died in 1976, ac- physics.
specfc ways 1s 5 eac1g gil g 1U16.
Although much of what he has learned
in government is classified information
he cannot pass on to students, Ocksen-
berg said his job taught him much that
will benefit his instruction techniques.
One of the pitfalls of Ocksenberg's
position is "you have contact with the
emerging literature (on China)," he
said. "One can't afford to be in a job
like mine for a long time" for that
reason, he added.
With evident interest, Ocksenberg
spoke of the new opportunities for con-
tacts with Chinese scholars that did not
ween the two nations.
THE LATTER exchange is of
foremost concern to scholars from a
wide range of disciplines within the
University. Whyte, Philosophy Prof.
Donald Munro, and Economics Prof.
Robert Dernberger will travel to the
PRC December 26. They will comprise
part of a joint delegation from the
Committee on Contemporary China of
the Social Science Research Council
and the Committee on Study of Chinese
Civilization of the American Council of
exist a few years ago. Much American Learned Society. These groups are con-
study of China has been pure cerned with fostering academic
speculation due to the absence of direct relations with the PRC, according to
relations in the past. Whyte. They, too, will be briefed by
While in Washington, the China Ocksenberg.
scholar briefs government officials, Munro and Dernberger could not be
academicians, and others preparing to reached for comment.
visit the People's Republic of China Whyte said his personal goal for the
(PRC). Currently he is preparing Vice- trip is to discover the state of sociology
President Walter Mondale for his trip to field in China "after being proscribed
three Chinese cities at the end of the since 1952." Sociological instruction
month. and research has been forbidden for so
MONDALE ALSO consulted with long that Whyte wants to find out "what
Sociology Prof. 'Martin Whyte Wed- form of discipline will take, now that
nesday in a White House briefing that it's been revived, and what happened to
JULIE ANDREWS in 1965
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
This famous musical, as Dwight MacDonald pointed out, has everything:
nuns, Nazis, children, family drama, and Salzburg on location. It has a screen-
play by Ernest Lehman ("North by Northwest"), direction by the film editor
of "Citizen Kane," Robert Wise and a score by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Winner of five major Academy Awards. With CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER and
Sat: MIDNIGHT COWBODY
Sun: Murnau's TABU (Fro* at 8)
CINEMA GUILD TONIGHT AT .OLD ARCH AUD