Sunday, March 31, 2013

301. Why Did Thomas Jefferson Install Chinese Style Railing on the Top of His Main Building?

I don't have to explain why Thomas Jefferson put Chinese style railing on the top of his main building in Monticello. Jefferson stated clearly, “We must contrive a building in such a manner that the finest and most notable parts of it be the most exposed to public view, and the less agreeable disposed in by the places, and removed from sight as much as possible.” (Henry Wieneck, Master of Monticello, Smithsonian, October 2012, p.42.)

In this blog you can find my post on Dr. Wang's study of Thomas Jefferson and Chinese Architecture. Jefferson used his building as an example to show his fellow Americans that the United States is a new country different from others. The United States was based in a new culture that composed of the best elements from cultures created from other parts of the world in addition to the European cultures the colonists brought over the Atlantic.

Friday, March 15, 2013

300. Dr. Dave Wang's Main Publications since 2010

Readers of my blog should find in Post 200 the titles of Dr. Dave Wang's published works from 2005 to 2010. In those papers, Dr. Dave Wang has examined the US founding fathers' efforts to borrow from Chinese civilization in their attempts to create a new nation in North America.

In this post I will give you the titles of Dr. Dave Wang's papers published since 2010. Below is the list of his publications ( continuous from Post 200 of this blog):

30. Thomas Jefferson’s China Dream, Huaren E-Magazine (Australia) May, 2013
29. Thomas Jefferson’s Incorporating Positive Chinese Elements from Chinese Civilization, Virginia Review of Asian Studies 2012, Fall, pp.143-157.
28. Chinese Wisdom and American Victories, Huaren E-Magazine (Australia) September, 2012, 27. American Ginseng and Its Effect on Americanization, Virginia Review of Asian Studies 2012, Spring, pp.131-135.
26. The US Founders and China: The Origins of Chinese Cultural Influence on the United States, Education about Asia, Fall 2011: Volume 16, No. 2.
25. Chinese Civilization and the United States: Tea, Ginseng, Porcelain Ware and Silk in Colonial America, Virginia Review of Asian Studies 2011, pp.113-131.
24. The U.S. Founding Fathers and Confucius, Huaren E-Magazine (Australia) January, 2011.
23. From Confucius to the Great Wall: Chinese Cultural Influence on Colonial North America, Kokushikan University  (Japan) has published this paper since 2010.