Symposium: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Statecraft

To view all past symposiums click here. To register for future class series email info@risingtidefoundation.net 1st Movement: The Ancients Date: Sunday May 9 at 4pm ESTTitle: Plato and Confucius, Spiritual Brothers and Philosopher Kings Living at the Two Ends of the World Island Lecturer: Dr. Quan LeBio: Dr. Le is a practicing psychiatrist and geopolitical…

Jonathan Swift’s Cultural War in London: The Scriblerus Club Revisited

What are the historic forces moving events on today’s world stage? Turbulent storms shake the foundations of the American republic as the world waits with bated breath to see if a nation restored to its better traditions of friendship and cooperation arises or if a system of empire and war dominates. In this presentation delivered…

How China’s Gorbachev Was Flushed in 1989

Today, many citizens across the western world have become highly susceptible to the many narratives that attempt to paint the cause of all of our woes on China. This modern supervillain, we are told, has long plotted to impose its imperial will upon all nations of the world starting with Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet and…

China and the Founding of the United States

It has become too easy for people to presume that no two cultures could be so far removed as the United States from China. However, in this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Dr. David Wang debunks that popular belief by showcasing the fruits of many years of research into a dimension of American history too often…

A Study of Schiller’s The Ghost Seer

By Cynthia Chung The Ghost Seer first appeared in several instalments in Schiller’s publication journal Thalia from 1787 to 1789, and was later published as a three-volume book. It was one of the most popular works of Schiller’s during his lifetime. People were attracted by the subject of mysticism, apparitions and the horrifying unknown. It…

The Harmony Between Tianxia and Westphalia

By Matthew Ehret I have noticed that many pro-Chinese thinkers and writers have lately made the mistake of presuming that Chinese culture and civilization stands in total opposition to the divisive/imperially minded western culture which has laid waste to much of the world over the past centuries. This perception has expressed itself in the various…

The International Dimensions of 1776 and How an Age of Reason Was Subverted

By Matthew Ehret Today, a larger-than-usual shadow is cast upon America which has come face-to-face with some serious historic reckonings. While the existence of an oligarchy and international “deep state” should not be ignored as a political force of history- arranging wars, assassinations and promoting economic enslavement of people and nations throughout the centuries, the…

Frederick Douglass, Lincoln and the Fight to Save the Soul of America

To quote Martin Luther King: “Is anything more obvious than the presence of evil in the universe? Its nagging, prehensile tentacles projects into every level of human existence. We may debate the origin of evil, but only a victim of superficial optimism would debate its reality. Evil is stark, grim, and colossally real. … Within…

The 1648 Peace of Westphalia: A Phase Shift in Universal History

Today’s world is shaped by a tension caused by two opposing paradigms pulling humanity into two directions. Where one is unipolar and premised around an organizing principle of “Might makes Right”, the other is multi-polar and shaped by a principle of “win-win cooperation”. Where one is imperial- defining “value” around the material extraction of land…