Thursday, May 24, 2007

050. The Founding Father's Thoughts on Free Trade

I came across a paper in Chinese, which examines the trade thinking of the founding fathers. Anyone who can read Chinese may be interested in it. The reader also finds other topics related to the United States during or after its formative age.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

049.The Influence of Chinese Civilization on West

I came across a good artilce which examinese the facts that the West has benefited from Chinese cilization.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

048.The Poster of Dr. Wang's Speech on Benjamin Franklin and Confucius Moral Philosophy

On April 20 2007, Dr. Wang delievered the lecture, Benjamin Franklin's Effort to Cultivate His Virtue according to Confucius Moral Philosophy. It is one the Academic lecture Series of St. Johns University. You could find the content of the lecture through the poster
Here is the linking of the schedule.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

047.Franklin and Chinese Technology for Shipping Building

We know that Benjamin Franklin was very interested in Chinese ship-building technology. I was wondering how Franklin got to know Chinese ship technology since he himself never stepped on Chinese soil. I think that he might obtain the knowledge from what he had read. From this picture I have had my answer to the above question. This picture is adopted from the Chinese book that Franklin read when he was in Paris. I think that you will get your answer, too.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

046. Chinese Influence on the Colonial America

This year is 400th anniversary of James Town. I visited Colonial Williamsburg in April 2007. I found the Chinese elements in the colonial life. In other words, Chinese civilization had an influence on the colonial people. Please see the photo taken by me in the museum of the colonial Williamsburg. You will find out that the colonial residents used Chinese porcelain ware in their daily life.

045.Benjamin Franklin invented the Lightning Rod

Franklin had many inventions. One of them was the Lightning Rod. Any of you know when the invention was spread to China?

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

044.Benjamin Franklin Friends Association

The wellknown International organization of Benjamin Franklin Friends Association has included this Blog The U.S. Founding Fathers and China in its widely welcomed and very informative website.

043.A Very Insteresting Opinion on Why the Founding Fathers Still Influential

I found the following paragraph from a paper "One of the most powerful reasons for the continuing influence of the founding fathers is that they take on roles in the nation's cultural life played by ancestors in such cultures as Confucian China or Republican or Imperial Rome. Unlike so many nations, whose origins are lost somewhere in the misty past, the United States began as a political entity in a specific time and place, as the handiwork of specific individuals." What do you think of it?