Friday, March 16, 2007

001.The Founding Fathers and Chinese Civilization

Everything has a beginning. Dr. Dave Wang's study of the topic started 10 years ago when he was working on his dissertation. One day in the main library he opened the Papers of Benjamin Franklin and found surprisingly Franklin's interests in China. He almost couldn't believe his eyes. Taking off his eye-glasses, he read it over again. It was unbelievable that Franklin told his friend that he would go to China if he were young.

With this weblog I would like to introduce you Dr. Dave Wang's examination of efforts of the founders of the United States, including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. With h great vision of building a new nation in North America they made their efforts to draw nourishments from traditional Chinese civilization. I will show you Dr. Dave Wang's papers, speeches and some other information related to the topic.

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