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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
Summary
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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PLF
Dewey number
951/.035
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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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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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocm796778272
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Norton papberback edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780393342307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)796778272
  • (Sirsi) a1141720
Label
Fortunate sons : the 120 Chinese boys who came to America, went to school, and revolutionized an ancient civilization, Liel Leibovitz & Matthew Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm796778272
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Norton papberback edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780393342307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)796778272
  • (Sirsi) a1141720

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