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China's first hundred 3 editions

Cover of: China's first hundred | Thomas E. La Fargue
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In 1872, thirty young Chinese boys landed in San Francisco to begin a ten-year period of education in American colleges and technical institutions. Their mission, and the mission of those who followed (China's "first hundred"), was to acquire Western technical knowledge and skills and return to China as a core group of engineering experts. These young men were to propel China into the twentieth century. In "China's First Hundred," Thomas LaFargue tells the story of these young Chinese pioneers in the Occident. In their careers we catch glimpses of the profound social upheaval caused when the aggressive and technological West encountered in the philosophic, stable culture of traditional China. Originally published in 1942, "China's First Hundred" is an important pioneering work, unique in the study of social and economic contact between China and the United States.

Thomas LaFargue was an assistant professor of history and politics at the State College of Washington when he wrote "China's First Hundred."

3 editions First published in 1942

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Cover of: China's first hundred
Cover of: Zhongguo you tong liu Mei shi
Zhongguo you tong liu Mei shi: xian dai hua di chu tan
1982, Hua xin wen hua shi ye zhong xin
in Chinese
Cover of: China's first hundred
China's first hundred
1942, State college of Washington
in English

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