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Fortunate sons : the 120 Chinese boys who came to America, went to school, and revolutionized an ancient civilization / Liel Leibovitz & Matthew Miller.

Leibovitz, Liel. (Author). Miller, Matthew I., 1979- (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780393080339
  • ISBN: 0393080331
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (318 pages) : illustrations.
  • Edition: Norton papberback [ed.].
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: In 1872, the Qing Empire sent 120 boys to America in the hope that they would unlock the mysteries of Western innovation. They studied at New England's finest schools, befriended luminaries such as Mark Twain and Ulysses S. Grant, and exchanged ideas with their American peers that would change the course of both nations. But when anti-Chinese fervor forced them back home, the young men faced a new set of obstacles, having to overcome a suspicious imperial court and a culture deeply resistant to change. Filled with colorful characters and vivid historical detail, this book unearths the dramatic stories of these young men who led China at the pivotal moment when it teetered between modernity and tradition.--From publisher description.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
Subject: China > History > 1861-1912.
China > History > Reform movement, 1898.
China > Politics and government > 19th century.
China > Education > 19th century.
Chinese Educational Commission > History.
Chinese students > United States > History > 19th century.
Yung, Wing, 1828-1912.
Genre: Electronic books.

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