Wednesday, June 10, 2009

148. Dr. Wang's Research on Benjamin Franklin in Expand Your World

Expand Your World: The Newsletter of Ethnic Service Round Table, New York Library Association carries a brief article introduces Dr. Wang's research on Benjamin Franklin and China. I will quote it in the following:

ESRT Member Speaks about Benjamin Franklin and the China Connection in London ESRT member Dr. Dave Wang of Queens Library at Hollis was recently honored to present his pioneering study on how 18th century Chinese culture influenced Benjamin Franklin’s thinking. The presentation was given in London’s Benjamin Franklin House, where the statesman lived from 1757 to 1775. For more information, see New York Times
and Dave Wang’s blog the Founding Fathers and China.
Further reading:
“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; “Benjamin Franklin and Chinese Civilization,” Reset Dialogue on Civilizations, Well-known European Website. “Exploring Benjamin Franklin’s Moral Life,” Franklin Gazette, Volume. 17, No. 1, Spring 2007; “Benjamin Franklin and Chinese Civilization,” U.S –China Relation Series, No. 2, New York, Outer Sky Press, August 2006; “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. The commission is headed by former President George W. Bush.

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