Monday, May 27, 2013

311. What the U.S. Can Learn from China

As an indicator demonstrating the influence of Dr. Dave Wang’s study of the founders’ efforts to draw nourishments from Chinese civilization on other writers and historians, some important works have quoted Dr. Wang’s publications. Ann Lee and Ian Bremmer, What the U.S. Can Learn from China: An Open-Minded Guide to Treating Our Greatest Competitor as Our Greatest Teacher (Berrett-Koehler Publisher, Inc. San Francisco, 2012) Quoted Dr. Wang's paper, “How China helped shape American culture" Virginia Review of Asian Studies.

Friday, May 17, 2013

310. From History Education Council of Hawaii

I would like to quote the following statement from Mr. Jeffrey Bingham Mead, the President of History Education Council of Hawaii State, “We'd like to call to your attention the pioneering research and writings of History Education Hawaii director, Dr. Dave Wang. His research has opened fresh eyes to something long neglected in the founding of the United States of America: the influence of Chinese civilization on the American Founders.

From one of his blogs dated June 28, 2012: “It seems a historical irony that China, the ancient and far away empire, also had an impact on the founding of the United States. Military support from France was one of the key factors in the colonists’ victory in the American Revolutionary War. One reason the French royal court fought the British in North America was to prevent a British from monopoly of trade with China.” We invite you to visit his blog site The U. S .Founders and China today and everyday.

Friday, May 10, 2013

309. Joint Efforts Started by the Founding Fathers

February 22, 1784 was an important day in United States history. On that day the Empress of China sailed off the New York Harbor for Canton, China. The owners of the ship who were also founding fathers of the United States were aboard for the run to Sandy Hook. The ship exchanged salutes with harbor batteries when she sailed down the bay.

The Empress of China served as a vivid symbol of the great cooperation in American history. This cooper-sheathed ship was built in Baltimore and financed in Philadelphia; the business manager was from Boston. The ship started her adventure at New York. The united efforts behind the great sail tell a great story of the United States, which waged its heroic struggle to rise above the economic blockage by the British. Clearly, without this great cooperation among the newly independent states, it was unthinkable for her great success.

Friday, May 3, 2013

308. Dr. Dave Wang's Readers all Over the World

This blog, US Founders and China, that introduces Dr. Dave Wang's research in the field of Chinese cultural influence on the early history of the United States, has attracted readers all over the world. We often find readers from a country people rarely heard of. However, most of the readers are from North America, including the United States and Canada, all countries in Europe and Asia, such as China, Japan South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and others. We also find readers from courtiers in Africa and Latin America.

In the following you will find the top ten countries that main readers are from. You can also find the percentage of readers from a specific country.

01. United States (54.7%),
02. Germany (10.1%),
03. Poland (6.8%),
04. Russia (4.6%),
05. France (3.1%),
06. United Kingdom (2.0%),
07. Netherlands (1.5%),
08. China (1.2%),
09. Ukraine (1.1%)
10. Italy(1%).
All other countries account for (15%).

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

307. The Ten Most Popular Posts in this Weblog

A reader of this weblog may wonder which posts attract more readers. In the following, I will show the ten most popular posts. However, I should point out that the result are accurate as of June 2013. The results could be vary with this weblog becomes more and more popular and attracts readers around the world. In the following, please find the top ten items that readers have read

01. 297. Ginseng, Tea and the American Revolution, Feb 7, 2013, 49 comments
02. 299. Benjamin Franklin and Ginseng, Feb 24, 2013, 50 comments
03. 215. Chinese Influence on American Culture, Mar 29, 2011, 12 comments
04. 100. George Washington and the Empress of China, Oct 22, 2008, 32 comments
05. 209. Benjamin Franklin and China Gets Momentum, Feb 19, 2011, 20 comments
06. 292, Rufus King on China’s Trade Theory, Jan 14, 2013, 29 comments
07. 241. Why Americans Don't Seek Aristocratic Titles, Oct 30, 2011, 15 comments
08. 224. The First Five Presidents and China, May 20, 2011, 1 comment
09. 222. Did the Founders Believe U.S.Will Decline?, May 7, 2011
10. 210. Restore Washington's Chinese Flower Garden, Feb 21, 2011, 7 comments