The Wilson County Conservative Republicans will meet Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at the Hampton Inn in Mt. Juliet.
Dr. Ming Wang will be the speaker, speaking on “Freedom in America - Living Through China's Cultural Holocaust.”
Wang is a Harvard and MIT graduate and one of the few cataract and LASIK surgeons in the world who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics.
Wang is currently the only surgeon in Tennessee who performs 3D LASIK for ages 18-60, 3D Forever Young Lens surgery for ages 40-65 and 3D laser cataract surgery for ages 60 and above. He has performed more than 55,000 procedures, including more than 4,000 doctors.
Wang has published six textbooks and a paper in the world-renowned journal, "Nature," holds several U.S. patents. He founded the Wang Foundation for Christian Outreach to China and the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, which has helped patients from more than 40 states and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed for free.
Growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, Ming – a teenager at that time – faced the fate of being deported by the Communist government to the poorest parts of China where he, along with millions of other Chinese youth, would be condemned to a life of poverty and hard labor.
Wang learned to play the Chinese er-hu violin as a way to avoid deportation. A chance meeting with a visiting American professor helped Ming come to America, so in 1982 with $50 and a Chinese-English dictionary in his pocket, he arrived in the U.S.
Today, Wang is the director of the internationally renowned Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center, the founding president of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce and a co-founder of Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group.
He will describe his Chinese Bible project, which may help recruit for God's kingdom a quarter of the human population.
Describing his 16-year journey with faith and science, Wang will tell the story of the amniotic membrane contact lens, a breakthrough biomedical technology to help restore sight he invented, and how faith and appreciation of freedom in America has inspired and helped him overcome difficulties and find a synergy of faith and science and develop new technologies to help restore sight in the blind.
Having suffered through and survived China's Cultural Holocaust, Wang is troubled by the direction toward socialism America is heading.
He will talk about his "Great American question," namely, why was the idea of freedom able to take root in America more than 200 years ago, yet was not able to take root in many parts of the world even in the 21st century today? Wang will share his feelings on the importance of protecting America’s freedom.
At the end of the talk, Wang will play a few songs on his er-hu – the instrument he played during China's Cultural Holocaust – with Carlos Enrique on classical guitar.