Friday, January 19, 2018

527. Chinese Contribution to American Culture

I have found the following snap shot from somewhere. From which you can tell that Dr, Dave Wang's research in the field of Chinese cultural influence on the United States has been widely cited worldwide.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

526. Johns Hopkins Univeristy and Dr. Dave Wang's Papers

It has caught my attention that a philosophy course taught by Johns Hopkins University,

PHIL 150.220 : Introduction to Moral Philosophy - Johns Hopkins

has adopted Dr. Dave Wang's paper How China Helped Shape American Culture as the course teaching materials since 2012. It is not the first time that Dr. Dave Wang's academic article to be selected to  serve as teaching text in an American University. However, I think that it is great for me to put this one out because that it serves as a clear indicator that Dr. Dave Wang's examination of the founders' efforts to use positive elements in Chinese civilization in their efforts to build a great nation in North America has an impact on American history classes.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

525. Educators from Bangladesh Recommended This Blog

Another country was added on the list of the countries that Dr. Dave Wang's research papers reached.  It was amazing an educational district from Bangladeshi has recommended this blog to its colleges and universities. In case that my readers don't know where the district is I quoted the following paragraph from the Wikipedia:

Gazipur District (Bengali: গাজীপুর জেলা) is a district of Dhaka Division in Bangladesh.
Gazipur (Town) has 9 wards and 31 mahallas. The area of the town is 49.32 km2. The town's population is 123,531; male 52.52%, female 47.48%; density is 2,505 per km2. Establishments such as Islamic University of Technology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, and others are located here.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

524. Influence of Confucianim on the United States

The influence of Confucianism on East Asia has been widely recognized, however, its influence on the United States has been rarely known. Dr. Dave Wang will conduct a  workshop that will introduce the influence of Confucianism on the United States on January 27, 2018. More information regarding the workshop is available here.

Dr. Dave Wang will talk the following topics:

1. How Confucianism had an impact on the founders when they worked for cultivating new virtue for the new nation.

2.He also examines the process that the US government adopted Chinese civil service examination system in order to overcome political corruption in the 19th century.

3.In the meantime, Dr. Wang will demonstrate the influence of Confucianism on the agricultural management before the Second World War and Confucianism’s impact on US legal debates.

Through this workshop, you will have basic conception on the positive impact of Confucianism on the development of the United States.

Dr. Dave Wang is Manager of Queens Library at Laurelton and Adjunct Professor, St. Johns University. He has studied the influence of Chinese traditional culture on the history of the United States for many years. His academic articles, such as “Ideas from the East, The Founders of the United States and Chinese Wisdom,” “Benjamin Franklin and China, ---A Survey of Benjamin Franklin’s Efforts at Drawing Positive Elements from Chinese Civilization during the Formative Age of the United States” were published by various academic journals in the United States, Japan, India and Europe, such as The Virginia Review of Asian Studies , Asia Times and other journals. Some of his articles have been adopted as history text by various graduate schools, universities, and high schools in the United States for their culture and history courses. Some famous scholars and writers have often quoted his articles in their publications.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

523. “儒学对美国文化发展的影响”在北外汉学中心讲座成功举行

王小良教授长期从事中华文明对美国的影响研究,他首先引用20世纪美国著名作家托马斯·默顿(Thomas Merton)的话,指出“世界的思想界再也不能局限于欧洲和美国”,阐释了中华文明对世界文化发展的重大意义,并具体从五个方面介绍了中华文明对美国建国以来产生的影响,包括美国独立、道德原则、公务员制度、农业管理制度、以及法律制度等多个层面。

Monday, November 13, 2017

522. Dr. Dave Wang's Speech Has Been Cited Again

Pierre Beaudry cited Dr. DaveWang’s speech in his article, THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ‘FILIOQUE published on August 31, 2017. Please read the paragraphs below:

How do you consider the future? That was the question that Benjamin Franklin attempted to solve when he opposed the creation of the Cincinnatus Society  whose intention was to tie down the American descendants of the Revolutionary War heroes with the glories of the past as the determining factor of the future. This fallacy was insightfully restated recently by the managing librarian of the Queen’s Library at Laurelton in Queens, New York City, Dr. Dave Wang, who spoke at a Schiller Conference in that city about Confucius and Benjamin Franklin. Wang said: 


“In 1784, after the Revolution, some veterans hoped they could hand down their glories, their titles, to their descendants. They organized the Cincinnatus Society for this purpose. Franklin was not happy about the idea of handing down your title, your glory, to the next generation—that’s the inheritance system, or the aristocratic system of the Europeans, which was just what our Revolution opposed. What’s the meaning of the Revolution, if we restore the European aristocratic inheritance system? That’s totally wrong. We should adopt the Chinese merit system, and people with talents will be selected to serve the public.”  (Dr. Dave Wang, Confucius and Benjamin Franklin, EIR, April 28, 2017, p. 33. See also Dr. Wang’s blog at

The point that Wang was making was precisely to emphasize the fact that the founding fathers had fought the War of Independence for the purpose of  breaking with the Zeisian oligarchical system of Europe and replace aristocratic inheritance with a government where the citizens and public servants would be fundamentally oriented to the future.

521. Washington regarded Europe as only a sideshow

Washington regarded Europe as only a sideshow that must not divert attention from the permanent strategic interests of the US . He had not wanted to do business with England after the revolution. In October 1783, six months before the Empress of China started her virgin voyage to China, Washington made it clear in his letter to Marquis de Lafayette, a general in the American Revolutionary War and later a leader of the Garde Nationale during the French Revolution, that "I do not incline to send to England (from whence formerly I had all my goods) for anything I can get upon tolerable terms elsewhere." Where could the Americans trade for what they needed? His solution was for the newly founded US to develop its commercial relationship with China.

Even before the departure of the Empress of China, Washington had discussed the possibilities of this engagement with people like Ezra Stiles, the president of Yale College. Washington had realized that the American merchants "will carry the American flag around the globe itself, and display the thirteen stripes and new constellation, at Bengal and Canton, on the Indus and Ganges, on the Whang-ho [the Yellow River] and the Yang-ti-king [Yangtze River], and with commerce will import the wisdom and literature of the East." While the Empress of China was still on her way to China, Washington told Thomas Jefferson that "from trade our citizen will not be restrained".