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Author Yung, Wing, 1828-1912.

Title My life in China and America / by Yung Wing ; with a new foreword by Graham Earnshaw
Published Hong Kong : Reprinted by China Economic Review Pub., 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 165 pages)
Series CER classics
CER classics
Summary This book, first published in 1909, in the autobiography of a man who witnessed and played a key role in 19th century China. Remarkably, the book was written in English – Yung Wing, born in 1828, was the first Chinese person ever to graduate from a major US college. He then returned to his own world, seeing it now with outsiders' eyes. He brokered the purchase of China's first arms factory from the US, and proposed widespread financial and social changes, which were the inspiration for the changes China went through in the 20th century. This is a unique and highly readable book
Notes "First published in 1909."
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Subject Yung, Wing, 1828-1912.
Chinese -- Education -- United States.
Education -- China.
Educators -- China -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789888107780 (electronic bk.)
988810778X (electronic bk.)