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

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

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Fortunate sons : the 120 Chinese boys who came to America, went to school, and revolutionized an ancient civilization
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Fortunate sons
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the 120 Chinese boys who came to America, went to school, and revolutionized an ancient civilization
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Liel Leibovitz & Matthew Miller
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eng
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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
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At the twilight of the nineteenth century, China sent a detachment of boys to America in order to learn the ways of the West, modernize the antiquated empire, and defend it from foreigners invading its shores. After spending a decade in New England’s finest schools, the boys returned home, driven by a pioneering spirit of progress and reform. Their lives in America influenced not only their thinking but also their nation’s endeavor to become a contemporary world power, an endeavor that resonates powerfully today
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951/.035
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index present
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DS761.2
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.L45 2011
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non fiction
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the 120 Chinese boys who came to America, went to school, and revolutionized an ancient civilization
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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
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http://books.google.com/books?isbn=9780393070040
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The freshman ; The Qing ; The foreigners ; Self-strengthening -- pt. 2. The arrival ; The forbidden city of Willard Street ; The return -- pt. 3. The prisoners ; "One vast jellyfish" -- The hundred days ; Sunset
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ocn601106326
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22 cm
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1st ed.
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319 pages, [16] pages of plates
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9780393070040
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2010037724
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)601106326
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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
Link
http://books.google.com/books?isbn=9780393070040
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The freshman ; The Qing ; The foreigners ; Self-strengthening -- pt. 2. The arrival ; The forbidden city of Willard Street ; The return -- pt. 3. The prisoners ; "One vast jellyfish" -- The hundred days ; Sunset
Control code
ocn601106326
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
319 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393070040
Lccn
2010037724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)601106326

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