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Fortunate Sons : The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization (Reprint): Leibovitz, Liel/ Miller, Matthew: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Fortunate Sons : The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization (Reprint)
Fortunate Sons : The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization (Reprint)
Publisher : W W Norton & Co Inc
Published Date : 2012/06
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780393342307

BookWeb Price : MYR 71.35
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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A15406030 A37090000
Place of Publication: United States
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Table of Contents
 
Introduction
  Part I
    1 The Freshman                                 15 (12)
    2 The Qing                                     27 (26)
    3 The Foreigners                               53 (18)
    4 Self-Strengthening                           71 (22)
  Part II
    5 The Arrival                                  93 (18)
    6 The Forbidden City of Willard Street         111(24)
    7 The Return                                   135(36)
  Part III
    8 The Prisoners                                171(21)
    9 "One Vast Jellyfish"                         192(31)
    10 The Hundred Days                            223(30)
    11 Sunset                                      253(26)
Epilogue                                           279(4)
A Note on Translation                              283(2)
A Note on Sources                                  285(4)
Acknowledgments                                    289(2)
Notes                                              291(14)
Index                                              305
 

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.