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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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Fortunate sons : the 120 Chinese boys who came to America, went to school, and revolutionized an ancient civilization
Title
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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Contributor
Subject
Language
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leibovitz, Liel
Dewey number
951/.035
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS761.2
LC item number
.L45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Miller, Matthew I.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yung, Wing
  • Chinese Educational Commission
  • Chinese students
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
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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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
319 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393070040
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010037724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
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  • ocn601106326
  • (OCoLC)601106326
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
319 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393070040
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010037724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn601106326
  • (OCoLC)601106326

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