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My Life in China and America

Yung Wing


PUBLISHED: 18th December 2008
ISBN: 9789889987459
ANNOTATION:
This book, first published in 1909, is 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.
My Life in China and America
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PUBLISHED: 18th December 2008
ISBN: 9789889987459
ANNOTATION:
This book, first published in 1909, is 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.

Annotation

This book, first published in 1909, is 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.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Yung Wing, who was born in a village in southern China in 1828 and became the first Chinese person ever to be educated at a major US college, graduating from Yale in 1854. He returned to China and visited the Taiping rebel capital of Nanjing, giving active consideration to helping them in their struggle to overthrow the Manchu government. He was a part of the missionary Christian community of the United States, and a great believer in the strengths and benefits of Western civilization, but also fiercely patriotic and proud of being Chinese.

Review

"This book is a gem from another era because it is written by a man who crossed so many boundaries. Graham Earnshaw, author of "Tales of Old Shanghai""

Product Details

Author
Yung Wing
ISBN-10
9889987457
ISBN-13
9789889987459
Media
Book
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-12-18
Short Title
MY LIFE IN CHINA & AMER
Pages
164
Publisher
Earnshaw Books
Language
English
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
Hong Kong