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.

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