Saturday, December 26, 2009

173. Cultural Clash in Romantic Relationships - Chinese vs US Culture

It is not unusual seeing an interracial marriage between Chinese and Americans nowadays in either China or the United States. Frequently I come across a Chinese lady walking with an American guy. It is commonly conceived that a person from the United States, an individualistic societies, is more accepting of romantic love as compared to collectivistic societies, such as China.

You mean that a Chinese or Japanese can’t enjoy a romantic relationship with someone she/he loves? I personally don't believe so. However, the author of this article has some interesting arguments. If you want to find out more, please read the very interesting article through this link.

172. A Current Cultural Mutual Influence between the United States and China

With the economical integration and cooperation between the United States and China, more Americans go to China to take jobs and in the meantime more Chinese come to work in the United States. Therefore, Americans and Chinese are working side by side. These cross-cultural partnerships, while beneficial in many ways, are also highlighting tensions that expose differences in work experience, pay levels and communication. New York Times Business Section reported the stories on December 23, 2009. You can enjoy this excellent report from this link.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

171. Benjamin Franklin and China in

Time flies. It is going to be the 4th year soon that I started this weblog to introduce you Dr. Dave Wang's study of the U.S. Founding Fathers and China. I have found that his publications and speeches on the founding fathers' efforts to draw nourishment from Chinese culture to build a new nation are getting more and more popular. For instance, you just type "Benjamin Franklin and China" in google, you can find following 21 listings, either promoting or introducing his research on Benjamin Franklin's attitudes towards Chinese civilization.

Before you enjoy the listings, I want to tell you a story. Not long ago, a friend of mine, told me, "Brother, I have indeed learned a lot from your very forceful and enlightening weblog about the founding fathers' efforts to use Chinese culture to build a new nation in North America. How about Chinese political system?" This is a very interesting question. I told him, "The founding fathers would learn anything valuable to their efforts. in that part, they didn't have ideology in their mind. However, they didn't want to pick up something that not useful for their purpose of building a strong society in the New World. " I don't know if my answer to his question is enough. If anyone has a better answer, please don't hesitate to let me know. To help others is our pleasure.

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170. Dr. Wang's Studies Introduced by Some Chinese Newspapers and Websites

If You search the phrase, The U.S. Founding Fathers and China in Chinese, such as 美国开国元勋与中国 in Google, you will find the following information concerning Dr. Dave Wang’s research of the U.S. Founding Fathers and China;

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

169. The Forgotten Historical Chapter: Dr. Dave Wang and His Study of the U.S. Founding Fathers and China

China Press Weekly, one of the most popular Chinese newspapers in the United States, carries The Forgotten Historical Chapter: Dr. Dave Wang and His Study of the U.S. Founding Fathers and China (被遗漏的历史篇章: 王小良和“美國開國元勳與中國”研究) on December 12, 2009. This feature article was written by Mr. Liming Guan, a famous reporter. In his article, Mr. Guan introduces Dr. Wang's research and the impact of the latter's original research on the academic circles and the general readers at large in the world. the well-known website, put the main content of Mr. Guan's feature article on its website. Its version in simplified Chinese is available through this link. World Huaren Federation, the famous website based in Australia, also promotes Mr. Guan's article. You can access it through this link. I wish I had time to make it possible for English readers to enjoy this excellent article. If anyone wants to translate it into English, please feel free to contact me.



作者:管黎明 時間:2009-12-14 14:22:07 點擊:110次


直到十多年前,在亞利桑納大學攻讀博士學位的王小良在搜尋資料時,注意到富蘭克林在書信中屢屢提及中國,隨後的調查開啟了他歷時十多年的“美國開國元勳與中國”的研究。他的研究日益受到美國眾多研究機構、政界人士及學者的關注。甚至連作過前總統肯尼迪和現任總統奧巴馬顧問的前參議員Harris Wofford在兩年前訪問中國時,還特地帶上了王小良的著作。










說到中國對早期美國的影響,貿易自然是不能忽略的一個方面。王小良在他的“與中國通商”(With China We Trade)一文中提到了華盛頓當年對開發中美貿易的關注。


1784年2月,第一艘駛往中國的美國船隻——“中國皇后號”(Empress of China),在紐約碼頭啟程,駛往中國的廣東。華盛頓本人親自簽署了“船書”(Sea letter,國際航海中表明船隻身份的文書)。這無疑顯示了美國的開國總統對與中國進行貿易往來的重視,他希望“中國皇后號”能為新生的國家打開新的航路,新的市場和建立新的貿易夥伴。






富蘭克林最早接觸到孔子的學說是在歐洲,而不是在美國。早在1724年,富蘭克林借錢前往倫敦,目的是去購買一台印刷設備。他利用在倫敦的時間拼命研讀各種書籍,其中一本便是1691年倫敦出版的《孔子道德學說》(The Morals of Confucius),其中有關君子如何修養自己的身心,然後向子民傳播,以及“修身、齊家、養性”等理念給年輕的富蘭克林留下了深刻的印象,以至於他將其中一段話特地印在了1737年3月出版的《賓州紀事報》(Pennsylvania Gazette)上,與殖民地的讀者分享。

王小良引用作者Edmund Morgan在《本傑明·富蘭克林》一書中的話表示,在富蘭克林最終決定了自己的行為準則和信仰後,他並不挂在嘴上,而是在行動中處處以這些思想為指導,來決定自己的作人和處世方式。


在1737-1738年間,富蘭克林在他的《賓州紀事報》上刊登了一系列介紹孔子思想的文章,標題為《孔子道德摘選》(From the Morals of Confucius)。他在文中認為,孔子的思想解決了三個方面的問題:人們應當如何來培養自己的情操,規範自己的行為;用什麼樣的方法來指導別人;人們應當如何尊重和致力於社會公益。


王小良在研究中發現,富蘭克林是在1756年修建了他的“北美版”的長城,當時他率領500名殖民地士兵負責保衛賓夕法尼亞,以確保當地的居民不受法國人和印第安人的侵襲。在給好友Samuel Rhodes的一封信中,富蘭克林明確表示,單單修建碉堡並不能保證我們的安全,必須修建一座象中國那樣的城墻,把殖民地的兩端都連起來,這樣才能起到保護的作用。雖然這座“長城”沒有被保存下來,但根據富蘭克林的兒子後來的作證,那座城墻對法國人和印第安人構成了巨大的障礙,令他們無法進入殖民地核心區域。



自18世紀初開始,中國的建築和傢具風格在北美逐漸流行開來,人們視這些來自遙遠的中華帝國的設計為流行時尚。當時的傢具如座椅和櫥櫃等流行一種“Chinese Chippendale”的風格,其典型特點便是在頂部擁有像寶塔一樣的曲線,刻上龍的圖案,以及兩邊的“耳朵”往上翹起。



傑斐遜在弗吉尼亞州的莊園 Monticello 至今被視為美國最珍貴的建築遺產之一。而傑斐遜本人也將其視為自己的建築理念和各種建築嘗試的體現。這是一座義大利文藝復興風格的建築,但在其中的墻壁裝飾和護欄上採用了許多中國雕花格子的設計,這一設計也被他用在了位於Farmington和Barboursville的兩處住所內。

根據王小良的研究,傑斐遜在晚年曾一度考慮修建一座有中國式屋頂的建築,以及幾座中國式的亭子。他在1771年的筆記中明確表示,他希望修建一座方形的“中國廟宇”(a square “Chinese Temple”)。據記載,建築兩層高,其中一邊要有四根柱子。傑斐遜寫道,“和普通的(義大利式)Tuscan風格相比,我更傾向於這些中國的廟宇設計。”

王小良認為,傑斐遜的莊園建築在他生前和去世後,都被來自世界各地的人瞻仰,因此,人們有理由相信,他的設計風格和理念影響了各地的人,其中的中國元素無疑也會被無數的人注意到。王小良引述一名研究者Kiersten Larsen Davis在評價殖民地時期美國對中國裝飾藝術的追隨時表示,“在他的私人居所裏包含的中國元素,使得傑斐遜的Monticello莊園成為了傑斐遜本人對中國文化的推崇的公共展示。”、





Saturday, December 5, 2009

168. More Websites Promote Benjamin Franklin and China

Dr. Wang's study of the founding fathers and Chinese civilization has attracted more and more attention world wide. Recently I have found that some well-known websites promote Dr. Wang's paper, Benjamin Franklin and China. ---A Survey of Benjamin Franklin's Efforts at Drawing. Positive Elements from Chinese Civilization during the Formative Age. The site, lookpdf allows you download his paper. In the site you find the short introductory essay from the New York Times This site tells you that Dr.Wang's paper explains the reason why Franklin did not mention Confucius name in his widely read autobiography and demonstrates Franklin had a very deep interest in the Chinese governmental system, economic theory and industrial technologies. This site also promotes Benjamin Franklin and China. The website provides Benjamin Franklin to its readers. The following site give you access to Benjamin Franklin and China. The well known organized by Dr. Mark Skousen, the eighth generation of Benjamin Franklin introduces briefly Dr. Wang's research. You can also find Dr. Wang's paper in this site. With this site you can download his paper, Benjamin Franklin and China. This is another site that you can download his paper.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

167. Dr. Wang’s Study of the Founding Fathers and China Has Reached Chinese Media

I have found that some media in Chinese have promoted Dr. Wang’s study of traditional Chinese culture and the early development of the United States. In the following I will introduce you some of them:

B. 侨报 CHINA PRESS : The widely read Chinese newspaper
C. 中国国家汉办 The Executive office of the Chinese Language Council International 国家汉办指出,王博士是研究中国文化对美国开国元勋的影响的专家,著作颇丰。王博士指出,美国开国元勋们在建国之初吸取了中国文明中很多积极的成分。比如,本杰明•富兰克林提倡用儒家思想培养个人修养和品行,乔治•华盛顿试着在自己的花园里种植中国花卉,托马斯•杰佛逊曾把中国的建筑设计同欧洲的建筑设计方式结合起来,从而创造出新的建筑模式。用王博士的话来说:“美国开国元勋们努力借鉴或学习中国哲学思想,这对于后来的美国政治家们影响很大,成了这个国家一笔宝贵的遗产。
Hanban is the executive body of the Chinese Language Council International, a non-governmental and non-profit organization affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China. Hanban is committed to making the Chinese language and culture teaching resources and services available to the world, to meeting the demands of overseas Chinese learners to the utmost, to contributing to the formation of a world of cultural diversity and harmony
D. 美国网络电视www.uswtv.com致力于建设最好的海外华人交流平台,
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