Saturday, April 2, 2016
441. Northwest Times Reported Dr. Dave Wang's Presentation
I would like to present my readers the news report by Northwest Times on Dr. Dave Wang's speech at Valparaiso University in November, 2009. The forum was to increase understanding of the link between cultures in East Asia and the United States. The organizer of the forum told the reporter, "We hope to bring more depth of understanding to the kinds of cultural exchanges that happen in our societies and also build a better understanding of the relationship that currently exists between the United States and China,".
Dave Wang, a renowned scholar of China's influence on America's founding fathers, will speak about his personal experiences with East-West connections.
Wang, a professor at St. John's University in New York, has written several books on the cultural ties between China and the U.S., including: "How China Helped Shape American Culture: The Founding Fathers and Chinese Civilization," "Asian Dry Rice and Slaves' Living Environment: Thomas Jefferson's Efforts to Transplant the Rice to the United States" and "Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Chinese Civilization."