New Delhi: A university president shocked everyone when he stripped bare in front of a classroom full of students so that they would have a live model to work from.
Yang Linchuan of the Sun Yat-sen Academy of Arts and Sciences shed his clothes in front of his class when the female model he had scheduled for his class to paint didn`t show up, reports Englishnews.cn.
Parents and students alike suggested that even though they were fine with nude modeling, they weren`t fine with a professor doing it.
Li Yinhe, China`s most well-known and outspoken sexologist and social commentator, wrote a post on her blog in support of Yang.
"I really admire Yang, he`s a courageous and knowledgeable artist who has truly become a model for the modern Chinese man,” she said.
Yang`s actions have evoked a variety of reactions, and also sparked a wider debate about nude modeling and the lines between nudity, art and pornography.