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Author Leibovitz, Liel

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

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton, [2011]
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  DS761.2 .L45 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  DS761.2 .L45 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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. 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
LC 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
Add Author Miller, Matthew I., 1979-
ISBN 9780393070040 (hardcover)
0393070042 (hardcover)