|Gao Yan was a top student at Peking University before she committed suicide|
Shen, 62, has denied the accusations.
|Professor Shen Yang allegedly sexually harassed Gao|
"Twenty years have passed. Your constant lies and crimes should be put to an end," she wrote.
In an interview with The Beijing News on Friday, Shen described the accusations as "malicious defamation".
The essay spread quickly online and some Chinese media wrote stories about it, which may have led to to him being fired.
Even Gao's parents complained to the university in 1998 about the alleged sexual assault, and while the tertiary institution did conduct an investigation that found Shen did have sex with Gao, it only issued him a demerit and did not terminate his employment contract.
Shen is the second prominent professor to be sacked due to allegations of sexual misconduct after Chen Xiaowu of Beihang University.
|The movement is slowly growing in China (with other names)|
Nevertheless, getting more people to talk about #MeToo or #MiTu or #woyeshi (the Chinese version) is important. And as some say, eventually truth prevails.