Fortunate Sons: The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization (Paperback)

by Liel Leibovitz, Matthew Miller

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In 1872, China ravaged by poverty, population growth, and aggressive European armies sent 120 boys to America to learn the secrets of Western innovation. They studied at New England s finest schools and were driven by a desire for progress and reform. When anti-Chinese fervor forced them back home, the young men had to overcome a suspicious imperial court and a country deeply resistant to change in technology and culture. Fortunate Sons tells a remarkable story, weaving together the dramas of personal lives with the fascinating tale of a nation s endeavor to become a world power. "

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Published
22/08/2012

Publisher
WW Norton & Co

ISBN
9780393342307


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