Asiatic Fathers of America
will be in English.)
evidence that ancient America was discovered and colonized
long before Christopher Columbus?
the late Dr. Hendon M. Harris, Jr. made a startling
discovery. While searching for Chinese collectibles he came
across an ancient Asian map book containing a world map
showing a land mass labeled "Fu Sang" to the east of China,
land that we today call America. After years of research and
his discovery of the existence of twenty-nine other
supporting maps, Dr. Harris published a 796 page book titled
The Asiatic Fathers of America. In that book, Dr.
Harris contended that by 2200 B.C. Chinese had reached the
2003, with the sudden world-wide interest in this topic, the
family took the maps to the Library of Congress. For three
years the maps were there while being studied. On May 16,
2005 Dr. Harris' daughter, Charlotte Harris Rees, gave a
speech at the Library of Congress about the early arrival of
Chinese to America. In 2006, Mrs. Rees published a
condensed, easy reading version of Dr. Harris' original text.
This abridged version of Dr. Harris' book contains several
never before released pictures of the Harris map collection.
The book also contains a brief biography about Dr. Harris'
unusual life. In 2008 Mrs. Rees published a book based upon
her own research entitled Secret Maps of the Ancient
At the invitation of the
Renwen Society of China Institute, Mrs. Rees will give a
lecture on Saturday, September 26, 2:00-3:30 on both her and
her father’s books. Her talk will bring together many
academic studies and medical research revealing evidences of
very early arrival of Chinese to America.
Dr. Harris, a third
generation missionary, was born in Kaifeng, China to
American parents. He learned both Chinese and English at a
very early age. He was familiar with the Chinese.
Mrs. Charlotte Harris Rees
is an independent researcher and a graduate of Columbia
International University. As a child Mrs. Rees lived for
four years in Taiwan then later for a year in Hong Kong
where her parents were missionaries. In recent years she
has made several trips to China. She has appeared in the
United States on television, National Public Radio, in
numerous news articles and has given speeches – including at
the Library of Congress, the University of Maryland, the
University of London, and in Beijing - about her family’s
map collection and the early arrival of Chinese to America.
Secret Maps of the
Ancient World is Mrs. Rees’s third book. It is endorsed
by Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee, retired Chief of the Asian Division of
the Library of Congress, and by New York Times best selling
author, Gavin Menzies (1421: The Year
China Discovered the World). Secret Maps of
the Ancient World was listed in fall 2008 as a new
publication by WCILCOS (The World Confederation of
Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies.) The
book also appeared in March 2009 at the National Library
Show for American College and Research Libraries in Seattle
(USA) and at the London (England) Book Fair in April 2009.
Her web site is
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