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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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'China's best books' (in English)

Academics / Literature : The Literary Saloon (yesterday)

In Time Out (Shanghai) they offer their 'top ten picks for books that tackle new ground in China', in China's best books 2014. Despite these being titles available in English, it's disappointing to see how many are not yet US-availa... Read Post

We love wasting hours at the Speech Accent ... [The Way They Talk Now]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (6 years ago)

We love wasting hours at the Speech Accent archive at George Mason University. Where else can you listen to the English accents found on the Mortlock Islands in Micronesia? The mad linguists behind this archive's recordings found so... Read Post

Social Live Audio Platform Mixlr Gets iOS App For Broadcasting And Listening On The Go

Technology : TechCrunch (2 years ago)

Mixlr, which these days describes itself as a platform for social live audio, has finally debuted on the iPhone with a dedicated app to let users broadcast live audio on-the-go, and browse and listen to streams hosted on the service... Read Post


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