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Accomplishments by Nian-Sheng Huang

2016

Publications:

  • "Albert Einstein." Ventura County Star. Apr 16, 2015. 7B.
  • "Isaac Greenwood (1702-45)." The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment. Edited by M. Spence. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Vol. I: 499-501.
  • "Ebenezer Kinnersley (1711-78)." The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment. Edited by M. Spence. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Vol. II: 612-13.
  • Einstein's Theory of Everything and the Centrality of Light. with C. Wang. Camarillo, California: Authors, 2015.

2014

Other Activities:

  • Elected Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society. The Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. 2013.

2012

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Where Did Gary Nash's Paradigm Go Wrong?." Paper delivered at Faculty Community Seminar. History Program, CSUCI, Nov 7, 2012.
  • "The Library as Frontier." Paper delivered at the Special Event at the Camarillo Library. Camarillo, California, May 9, 2012.

Publications:

  • Floating Poverty: The Poor in Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts. Camarillo, California: Author, 2012.
  • "Poverty and Vexation in Massachusetts on the Eve of the American Revolution." Humanities International. Vol. 4 October 2011. 24-41.
  • "Franklin’s Boston Years 1706-1723," in David Waldstreicher, ed., A Companion to Benjamin Franklin, pp. 7-24. Oxford, Eng.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Other Activities:

  • President's Summer Fellow. CSUCI. 2012.

2010

Publications:

  • "The Impeachment of Justice Hall." Massachusetts Historical Review. Vol. 12 2010. 101-117.

Other Activities:

  • Provost's Faculty Resource Fund. CSUCI. 2010.

2009

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Benjamin Franklin and China." News Report. The Santa Barbara News Network. Mar 2, 2010.

Other Activities:

  • Franklin and China. Speech at the Oxnard Public Library. Oxnard, CA. Feb 13, 2010.
  • Certificate. Outstanding Contribution to the Franklin Traveling Exhibit at Oxnard Public Library. Oxnard, CA. Feb 13, 2010.
  • Franklin and His Father Josiah. Speech at the Oxnard Public Library. Oxnard, CA. Jan 30, 2010.
  • China Today. Speech at the Rotary Club of Ventura-East. Ventura, CA. Oct 8, 2009.
  • Book Review. Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement. Journal of American History, Vol. 96, No. 2, 518-519. September 2009.
  • 1989: A Rendezvous in History? Tiananmen Square. Speech at the 1989 Symposium at Viewpoint School. Calabasas, CA. May 15, 2009.
  • Illustration. Sketch of the Original Seal of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1751. in J. A. Leo Lemay, The Life of Benjamin Franklin, University of Pennsylvania Press, vol. 3, p. 269.. 2009.

2008

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "The Poor in 18th-Century Massachusetts." Paper delivered at Santa Paula Rotary Club. Santa Paula, CA, Oct 13, 2008.
  • "The Poor in 18th-Century Massachusetts." Paper delivered at Ventura East Rotary Club. Ventura, CA, Sep 25, 2008.
  • "Franklin and His Chinese Connection." Paper delivered at Sons of the American Revolution, Gen. Patton Chapter. Ventura, CA, May 9, 2008.

Publications:

  • "Benjamin Franklin and the American Dream." with C. Mulford. Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Franklin. Edited by C. Mulford. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 145-158.

Other Activities:

  • Manuscript Reviewer. Manuscript Reviewer for the American Philosophical Sociey. Philadelphia, PA. October 2008.
  • Manuscript Reviewer. Manuscript Reviewer for the American Philosophical Sociey. Philadelphia, PA. March 2008.

2007

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Poverty in Massachusetts, 1630-1830." Presented to Massachusetts Historical Society. Boston, MA. Dec 5, 2007.
  • "The Poor and the Minimum Cost of Living in Colonial Massachusetts." Presented to Boston Area Early American History Seminar. Boston, MA. Nov 1, 2007.
  • "The Poor and the Minimum Cost of Living in Colonial Massachusetts." Presented to Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. Oct 25, 2007.

Other Activities:

  • Benjamin Franklin Traveling Exhibit. Advised and supported Oxnard Public Library which won the Benjamin Franklin Traveling Exhibit in a national competition.. Oxnard, CA. February 2007.

2006

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "The Poor in Early Massachusetts." Presentation to the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Dec 21, 2006.
  • "Benjamin Franklin." Presentation to the Rotary Club of Ventura East. Sep 28, 2006.
  • "My Interest in Franklin. . .." News Report. The American Philosophical Society Newsletter. 2006.

Publications:

  • "From the 'Fur Cap' to Poor Richard: The Chinese Connection." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Vol. 150 No. 2 June 2006. 205-240.
  • "Immigration in the Economy: Development and Enterprise." A Companion to American Immigration. Edited by R. Ueda. 1st. Malden, Mass., USA & Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2006. 409-423.
  • "Financing Poor Relief in Colonial Boston." The Massachusetts Historical Review. Vol. 8 2006. 73-103.

Other Activities:

  • NEH-MHS Fellowship. The National Endowment for the Humanities & the Massachusetts Historical Society. 2007.
  • "Benjamin Franklin". Invited manuscript reviewer by Greenwood Publishing Group. Sep 29, 2006.
  • "Benjamin Franklin". Presentation to the Chamber of Commerce at Camarillo. Feb 16, 2006.
  • New England Regional Consortium Fellowship. New England Regional Consortium. 2006.
  • Fellowship Competition Panelist. National Endowment for the Humanities. 2006.
  • Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's Birth in 2006 at CSUCI. Proposed, organized, and coordinated events relating to the commemoration program. CSUCI. 2006.
  • Franklin's Legacy and Popularity (1790-1860). Website. Invited essay for the Franklin Tercentenary in Philadelphia. 2006. (http://www.benfranklin300.com/_etc_pdf/Legacy_Nian_Sheng_Huang.pdf)
  • "Commemorating Benjamin Franklin's Tercentenary." IRA Grant, CSUCI. 2005.

2005

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "National Celebration of the Franklin Tercentenary in Philadelphia." As an invited guest/author by the Franklin Tercentenary Consortium in Phildelphia. Public Commemoration Ceremony, Jan 17, 2006.
  • "Franklin Tenement (illustration)." Exhibited at The National Constitutional Center and the Musee de Arts et Metiers. Philadelphia, PA and Paris, France. Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World. Curated by Page Talbott. Dec 15, 2005 - Mar 30, 2008. (http://www.franklin300.com/exhibition/_html/1_0/index.htm)

Publications:

  • "Benjamin Franklin." Encyclopedia of New England Culture. Edited by B. Feintuch and D. Watters. New Haven, CN: Yale University, 2005. pp. 685-686.

Other Activities:

  • Review of: The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin. The Journal of American History. 92: (June 2005), pp. 199-200.
  • Peterson Fellowship. American Antiquarian Society. 2005.
  • Franklin's Boston. Illustration, in J. A. Leo Lemay. The Life of Benjamin Franklin, University of Pennslyvania Press. 2005.
  • Franklin Tenement. Illustration, in J. A. Leo Lemay. The Life of Benjamin Franklin, University of Pennsylvania Press. 2005.
  • Franklin's Route from New York to Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 1 and 2 October 1723. Map, in J. A. Leo Lemay. The Life of Benjamin Franklin, University of Pennsylvania Press. 2005.
  • Franklin's Trek Across New Jersey, 3, 4, and 5 October 1723. Map, in J. A. Leo Lemay. The Life of Benjamin Franklin, University of Pennsylvania Press. 2005.
  • Franklin Enters Philadelphia, Sunday Morning, 6 October 1723. Map, in J. A. Leo Lemay. The Life of Benjamin Franklin, University of Pennsylvania Press. 2005.
  • The Library Company Seal. Illustration, in J. A. Leo Lemay. The Life of Benjamin Franklin, University of Pennsylvania Press. 2005.
  • Visiting Scholar. Beijing University, Beijing, China. 2004.
  • Expert Consultant. Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Consortium. 2003.

2004

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Ethical Values and Chinese Art." Presented to the Symposium on Chinese Art and Culture. Calfornia State University Channel Islands. Mar 6, 2004.
  • "The Meaning of Poverty in Early Massachusetts." Presented to the Massachusetts Historical Society. Jun 11, 2003.
  • "It All Began with One Sentence: A Historian's Search for the Life of Franklin's Father." Presented to the Friends of Franklin. Pasadena, CA. Feb 23, 2003.

Other Activities:

  • Martin V. Smith Faculty Innovation and Excellence Grant, CSUCI with J. Peters. 2004.
  • Faculty Development Grant, California State University Channel Islands. 2004.
  • Benjamin Franklin Stevens Research Fellowship. Massachusetts Historical Society. 2003.

2001

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "The Justices of the Peace in Colonial Massachusetts." Faculty Presentation Series at CSUCI. Sep 29, 2005.
  • "The Frustration and Joy in My Research." Faculty Presentation Series at CSUCI. Oct 28, 2004.

Other Activities:

  • "The Poor in Early Massachusetts." Faculty Development Mini Grant, CSUCI. 2005.