Josiah's Reviews > Fortunate Sons: The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization

Fortunate Sons by Liel Leibovitz
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Jan 19, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: first-reads, 19th-century-ad, nonfiction-american, nonfiction-chinese
Read in January, 2011

I loved it!! A comprehensive yet simple overview of China's relations with the West through the previous two centuries, Fortuante Sons delivers a textbook's information through the lense of a compelling story. This book cleared up several lingering questions I've had about cultural and political relations that were raised when I lived and worked in northern China. If you will be traveling to China, or are simply interested in learning more, put away thick history books and pick up this slim storybook!

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