Fan Shen, Gang of One

Dr. Fan A. Shen
Department of English
Rochester Community and Technical College
University Center Rochester
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904-4999

Phone: 507-285-7518 (office)
Fax: 507-285-7496
Office: Memorial Hall 336

Photo credit:  The digital picture of Dr. Shen is taken by the 101-year-old Zen master Mikimoto, who is not ashamed of the fact that he is totally ignorant of the use of light and has never held a camera in his hands before.

One of the three greatest living philosophers in the world--the other two being Dr. Michael Wreen and Dr. Dan Meissner --Professor Fan A. Shen is, among other things, the founding father of apparition philosophy and phantom mechanics. Professor Wreen (also known as T's Desciple) is the leading expert on the string theory of creatures. Dr. Meissner is a practicing Zen master and scholar of the so-called "boxers' philosophy."

A brief biography of Dr. Fan A. Shen: As with all great mystics, Dr. Shen has no recollection of being conceived and being born. In fact, he has little recollection of his early childhood. His parents being poor and struggling to survive themselves and having no time for him, he taught himself to read and write, and at the age of thirteen, he received in a plastic bottle the divine instruction to go roam the world, which he did. In the next twenty years, he studied under various masters and jacks of all trades. But the more he studied, the more confused he became as to the nature of the creatures, until he met the great guru Professor Wreen, who guided him through the dangerous maze of creatures to arrive at the enlightened land. There, his enlightenment was completed by the studying of Dr. Meissner's boxers' theory, which demonstrated the principles behind all human follies. Dr. Shen's lates book, "Gang of One: Memoirs of a Red Guard," an autobiography, explains, once and for all, all the intricacies of the greatest mysteries of human life: love, misery, ambition, and the will to survive. All students of love and misery and ambition and beauty are strongly advised to study the book. "Gang of One" has been selected as the common book for RCTC for 2004-2006.

Reviews of "Gang of One"
a book of stunning power

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Reading and Writing Critically I

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1118
Reading and Writing Critically II

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2260
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Modern American Literature

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Asian-American Literature

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Useful English Links:

Online Reference Guide
http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/

Guide to Grammar and Writing
http://ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

Style Wizard
http://www.stylewizard.com

Garbl's Writing Center
http://www.garbl.com

Online Citations
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/cgos/idx_basic.html

Paradigm: Online Writing Assistant
http://www.powa.org

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
http://www.grammarbook.com

Writing Centers Online
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