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Book Talk: "Fortunate Sons" by Liel Leibovitz & Matthew Miller
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 7:30pm to Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 9:00pm

In celebration of the Asian Lunar New Year in February,
the Confucius Institute at PSU and the Institute for Asian Studies
are pleased to partner with Powell's Bookstore
to co-sponsor a series of "authors talks" on new books on about CHINA.

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Wed, Feb. 23, 7:30pm
AUTHOR: Liel Leibovitz & Matthew Miller
BOOK: Fortunate Sons

DESCRIPTION:  At the twilight of the 19th century, China sent a detachment of boys to America in order to learn the ways of the West, modernize the antiquated empire, and defend it form foreigners invvading its shores. After spending a decade in New English's finest schools, the boys returned home. Drawing on diaries, letters, and other first-person accounts, Liel Leibovitz & Matthew Miller's Fortunate Sons tells a remarkable tale, weavering together the dramas of the personal lives with the momuntous thrust of a nation reborn, shedding light on a curcial yet largely unknown period in China's history.

LOCATION: Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, downtown Portland


Mon, Feb. 28, 7:30pm
AUTHOR: Susan Conley
BOOK: The Foremost Good Fortune

DESCRIPTION:  When Susan Conley moves with her family to Beijing, she can't imagine how much their lives will change. Then she learns she has cancer. "the Foremost Good Fortune" is her wry and poignant memoir. Part travelogue, part cultural history, it's also a candid look at mortality and belonging as well as a celebration of family.

LOCATION: Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, downtown Portland


Promotional co-sponsorship by:

The Confucius Institute at PSU and the PSU Institute for Asian Studies
Portland State University
tel.  503-725-8576