Sunday, September 9, 2018

544. International Influences of Dr. Dave Wang's Academic Research

I have found that Dr. Dave Wang's academic research in the field of Chinese cultural influence on the United States has achieved international reputation. The statement is evidenced by that fact that his examination of the founders' efforts to borrow from Chinese culture has  reached many countries. The following snapshot from the Internet demonstrate to the readers his impact in the world. The first one is from Beijing Foreign Studies University. The second one from a Japanese university and the third from Hawaii State History Education Council, the United States. You can tell that Dr. Dave Wang's "pioneering research and writings of history" has impressed scholars globally.



Sunday, August 5, 2018

543 Dr. Dave Wang's Paper Included in the Articles of Interest , University of Virginia



College of Graduate School of Arts and Science , University  of Virginia  introduced the articles of interest,  published in Virginia Review of Asian Studies, vol. 20, 2018. Dr. Dave Wang' paper on How Confucian Educational Principles Influenced Jefferson’s ideas on Education, was included in the introduction. 




Tuesday, July 24, 2018

542. Dr. Dave Wang's Academic Papers Used by Montana State University



It is not usual that Dr. Dave Wang's publications used at teaching text in American universities. I have across another major universities that has adopted Dr. Wang's papers on Chinese cultural influence on the history of the United States. Montana State University has used Dr. Wang's articles in its classrooms. With this post I show you the snapshot through which you can find the information such as, which Dr.Wang's papers are used and in what class.





Saturday, July 21, 2018

541 Report from the Franklin Gazette


With this post, I will introduce my readers the report from Franklin Gazette Friend Dave Wang reports that his works on Benjamin Franklin and China have recently been warmly received in Hawaii where his work is recommended for history classrooms and in India where The Indian Institute of Oriental Studies has published his article in its journal, The Historical Review: A Biannual Journal of History and Archaeology. This brings the number of countries to seven that have either published his papers or invited him to deliver lectures on his research: Australia, China, India, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. In April 2009, he was invited to present his work on BenjaminFranklin and the Great Wall of China at Benjamin Franklin House in London (seen above). More information is available at: http://foundingfathersandchina.blogspot. com/ Dave has also had another paper, “Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Chinese Civilization,” reproduced in the online publication of the 2009 issue of the Virginia Review of Asian Studies which can be accessed electronically: http://virginiareviewofasianstudies.com/ current3.html


Sunday, July 15, 2018

540. Top Ten Countries that the Readers Come From


It has been over ten years, my readers would wonder how many readers and where the readers come from. With this post I will answer the questions to you, this website has attracted readers from all over the world. Below is the snapshot of showing the top ten countries which the readers come from. The United States stands the first position. There are 143, 185 page-views, accounted for 65% among the top ten countries.



539. Thomas Jefferson and Confucian Educational Principles




Confucius is regarded as one of the greatest teachers in Chinese history, one whose educational principles have influenced schools and pupils over many centuries across the world. With this paper, I will examine how these Confucian principles were introduced to the United States and subsequently aided the development of the country’s modern school system. Thomas Jefferson, one of the nation’s Founding Fathers and earliest presidents, was at the forefront of this Confucius-led transformation. Jefferson sought to apply two of Confucius’ core educational principles, meritocracy and universal education, to what was, in his time, an unstandardized and European-centric school system emphasizing the Classics.

Jefferson espoused the concept of universal education as early as 1779 in his Bill for More General Diffusion of Knowledge. Jefferson was ahead of his time, but his vision would eventually be achieved by the twentieth century as the nation approached a universal education system. In recognition of his pioneering efforts, Jefferson would become regarded as both “a founding father of public education” and the “founding father of democratic education.



Saturday, July 7, 2018

538. American Links to Confucius and China Reach Far into Our Past

 With this post, I would like to introduce you the speech made by Mr. John M. Dunn, President of Western Michigan University,  Opening of Confucius Classrooms in Portage Public Schools. The speech was delivered on October 24, 2011. However I just came across it on line. This serves as an indicator that Dr. Dave Wang's research has been widely cited throughout the country. Below I will quote from his excellent speech:


American links to Confucius and China reach far into our past:
➢ Recently learned, for example, that in 1737, Benjamin Franklin
published part of the book THE MORALS OF CONFUCIUS in his
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE.
➢ FRANKLIN was interested in the ways Confucius linked moral
behavior between the common people and the government1 and
thought Americans could learn from Confucian thought.
➢ Thomas Jefferson incorporated numerous Chinese architectural
designed in his home at Monticello and in other buildings that he
designed.2

1 Dave Wang, “The US Founders and China—the Origins of Chinese Cultural Influence on the United States,” Education About Asia (Volume 16) p. 6.
2 Wang, p. 10.