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LISTEN: "Modern China's Founding Fathers" Had New England Accents (Audio)

In 1872, China sent a delegation of 120 boys to the US to learn English, live among New England's socially elite families, and study at universities like Yale and Harvard. As it turns out, the kids did more than just pick up colloquialisms and row crew; some of them also went on profoundly influence the development of post-imperial China. Authors Liel Leibovitz and Matthew Miller unspool the surprising tale in their new book, Fortunate Sons: The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization.
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America's Top Universities Scouring China's High Schools To Recruit Top Students

News : Huffington Post (6 years ago)

Harvard, Stanford and other top U.S. colleges say they're actively recruiting China's best high school students and offering them full scholarships. Recruiting the best Chinese students will help elite U.S. colleges maintain interna... Read Post

Ilham Tohti’s daughter laments China’s ‘ridiculous’ charges against her father

News : BlogPost (2 days ago)

BEIJING – In February 2013, Jewher Ilham was due to accompany her father to the United States for a month, to help him settle in as he took up a new job as a visiting scholar at Indiana University. But as they prepared to leave Chin... Read Post

Ilham Tohti’s daughter laments China’s ‘ridiculous’ charges against her father

News : BlogPost (2 days ago)

BEIJING — In February 2013, Jewher Ilham was due to accompany her father to the United States for a month, to help him settle in as he took up a new job as a visiting scholar at Indiana University. But as they prepared to leave Chin... Read Post


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