Friday, December 10, 2010

204. Thomas Jefferson and Chinese Gong

Any information concerning the U.S. founding fathers and China can bring up curiosity. I put the words, "Jefferson and Chinese" in Google. Two of Dr. Dave Wang's papers, Thomas Jefferson and Chinese Architecture and Thomas Jefferson and Chinese Classics come out.

You can also find Thomas Jefferson and Chinese Flowers, which is an item of this blog. However, I surprisingly find Thomas Jefferson and Chinese Gong. I know that this Chinese Gong was a gift from Benjamin Franklin. However, as of today, I can not find where Franklin obtained this Chinese Gong. If you know, please let me know, then I will publish here, allowing all that who are interested in this matter know. I remember that even one of Franklin's descendants asked me about it last year.


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