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

ISBN-10: 0393342301

ISBN-13: 9780393342307

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Description: 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.Highly readable.—William Wong, San Francisco ChronicleA useful reminder of how long exchanges between our two countries have been under way, and of the risks and rewards that these connections have brought to both sides.—Deborah Fallows, New York TimesWith its surging storyline, extraordinary events, and depth of character, this gripping tale . . . reads . . . like a novel.—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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List price: $16.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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