Friday, March 16, 2007

010. China's interest in Benjamin Franklin

Under the request of the staff from Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, I have bought over ten copies of books on Benjamin Franklin published in Chinese. In this acquisition process I have surprisingly learned that Benjamin Franklin has become very popular in China. Walking through a bookstore in Beijing, China, one will find several copies of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Ben’s book has been translated into Chinese long time ago. You can tell that Chinese readers still want to draw positive lessons from Benjamin Franklin.

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