Monday, May 4, 2009
141. Benjamin Franklin and China
Since 2005 when Dr. Wang's paper, Benjamin Franklin and China was published by the Official Website of Benjamin Franklin's 300th Anniversary, his study of the great founding father of the United States has won him international repute. He has been invited to deliver speeches and lectures in five countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal and China. The Well-known European Website Reset Dialogue on Civilization publishes Dr. Wang's paper, Benjamin Franklin and Chinese Civilization.On January 29, 2009, New York Times also joined the concert of introducing and promoting Dr. Wang's study of Ben Franklin, "the sage transmitter of the Western European tradition to the early American way of life". The famous site PDFox also includes Benjamin Franklin and China into its widely welcomed Benjamin Franklin Biography Collection. From this link you can find Dr. Wang's speech on Benjamin Franklin and the Great Wall of China. So far, Dr. Wang also published other papers related to Benjamin Franklin's efforts to draw nourishment from traditional Chinese culture. They include; Benjamin Franklin’s Efforts to Promote Sericulture in North America, Franklin Gazette, Volume 18, No. 2, Summer 2008; Benjamin Franklin and the Great Wall of China, Franklin Gazette, Volume 18, Number 1, Spring 2008; Exploring Benjamin Franklin’s Moral Life, Franklin Gazette, Volume. 17, No. 1, Spring 2007; Benjamin Franklin’s Attitude toward Chinese Civilization, Social Science Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology, Issue 4, 2006 and Benjamin Franklin and China: A Survey of Benjamin Franklin’s Efforts at Drawing Positive Elements from Chinese Civilization during the Formative Age of the United States, The Official Website of Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission.