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Fortunate Sons

The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came To America, Went To School, And Revolutionized An Ancient Civilization

By Liel Leibovitz

The epic story of the American-educated boys who changed China forever.

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 re-turned 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.

Drawing on diaries, letters, and other first-person accounts, Fortunate Sons tells a remarkable tale, weaving together the dramas of personal lives with the momentous thrust of a nation reborn. Shedding light on a crucial yet largely unknown period in China’s history, Fortunate Sons provides insight into the issues concerning that nation today, from its struggle toward economic supremacy to its fraught relationship with the United States. 40 black-and-white illustrations

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Format: Book
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.
Publisher Date: New York : W.W. Norton, c2011.
Subject: Yung, Wing, 1828-1912. Chinese Educational Commission -- History. Chinese students -- United States -- History -- 19th century. China -- History -- 1861-1912 China -- History -- Reform movement, 1898 China -- Politics and government -- 19th century China -- Education -- 19th century.
Isbn: 9780393070040 (hardcover) 0393070042 (hardcover)
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Format: Book
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.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : W.W. Norton, c2011.
Description: 319 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Yung, Wing, 1828-1912.
Subjects: Chinese Educational Commission -- History.
Subjects: Chinese students -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Subjects: China -- History -- 1861-1912
Subjects: China -- History -- Reform movement, 1898
Subjects: China -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Subjects: China -- Education -- 19th century.
Other Author: Miller, Matthew I., 1979-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-304) and index.
LCCN: 2010037724
ISBN: 9780393070040 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0393070042 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 951.035 Lei