Monday, April 13, 2015
386. Kites and Link to Chinese Cutlure
Mr. Adam Tamburin, who can be reached at 615-726-5986 and on Twitter @tamburintweets, reported a very interesting story on April, 12, 2015. According to his article, Vanderbilt students use kites to offer link to Chinese culture, the Vanderbilt students who organized the kite-flying event said the playtime offered the children, who are of Chinese descent, a link to their native culture.
It is very interesting. Indeed, Kite served as the link between China and the colonial North America in 1752, fourteen years before the United States was founded. In June that year in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin flied a kite with the help of his son, William. This was the famous Franklin's kite experiment. The experiment then became the legend of the United States.
Almost everyone knows it. However, not everyone knows that fact that Kite was invented in China.
From Dr. Dave Wang's research, readers have learned that Benjamin Franklin borrowed many technologies from China and used them to improve his own inventions.