Thursday, October 30, 2008

104. Technorati Includes This Site

The well-known website for teaching has collected this weblog in. As the leading blog search engine and most comprehensive source of information on the blogosphere, it indexes over 1.5 million new blog posts in real time and introduces millions of readers to blog and social media content.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

103. Thomas Jefferson and Chinese Classics

The following link takes you to the paper that discusses how Thomas Jefferson was encouraged by a legendary Chinese Prince. This paper's title is "All Posterity Would Remember My Legacy: Thomas Jefferson and a Legendary Chinese Prince"

102. Ginseng and the Start of U.S-CHINA Relations

This paper tells the story how Ginseng, the Herb that Chinese love so much, helped the new born United States with its effort to enter international trade.

101. Founding Fathers of U.S. & Chinese Proeclain

You could enjoy reading about The founding fathers of U. S. and Chinese Proclain through this link

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

100. George Washington and the Empress of China

During the Revolutionary War, Samuel Shaw served as an officer in the Continental Army. He became the supercargo of the Empress of China. He was awarded the position partially because of Washington's recommendation. Based on his acievements, he was appointed by George Washington as the first American council in China.
When in Canton, Samuel Shaw hired some Chinese porcelain artists to make some special chinaware for General Washington. Some of them with the Badge of Cincinnati Committee. Here you find one of those chinaware.
In the meantime, you could read his jounal on line, through which you could find interesting stories about China in the years when the youngest nation and the oldest nation came to know each other.

099. The Sails in the Wake of the Empress of China

The success of the Empress of China encouraged other American merchants to send trading ships to China. This is another successful story of American trade with China. The above link will demonstrate to you how the merchants from New York area overcame difficulties on their way of establishing profitable business relations with China

098. The Documents Related to the Empress of China

On February 22, 1784, the Empress of China, the first commercial ship of the United States, that reached the shore of China, left for Guangzhou (Canton). Robert Morris, then Financial Minister of the New Nation, organized and financed the great sail. The Papers of Robbert Morris tells you the the origin of the trip.