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Anthropologist fired: Stanford plays its China card.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nature
Publication Date
Volume
302
Issue
5906
Pages
280–281
Identifiers
PMID: 11655509
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The ethical obligations of Western anthropologists working in the People's Republic of China became an issue recently when Stanford University's anthropology department unanimously decided to dismiss doctoral candidate Steven Mosher because of his conduct while in an unnamed Chinese village. Mosher maintains that the dismissal was in retaliation for his publishing an article in a Taiwanese weekly about the practices of forced third trimester abortion and infanticide in the village. Neither Stanford nor Mosher has revealed the specific reasons for the dismissal.

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