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In Memoriam 13 August

Today we remember three men of the Chinese Labour Corps who died in service. LI FU CHEN (56237) 1919. LU HSUEH SHU Labourer 106238, died 1919. TSENG CH’IEN SHENG Labourer 25109, died 1918. YANG CHIH FU Labourer 99855, died 1919. We Remember Them.

In Memoriam 12 August

The following four members of the Chinese Labour Corps died on the 12th August: CH’ANG CHIH HAI (100234) 1919 KAO HUA CH’I (7740) 1919 LI LAI FU (76400) 1919 LIU FENG I (54908) 1919 If you are wondering why 12th August 1919 when hostilities ended on 11th November 1918, it’s because the Chinese Labour Corps were …

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“War as seen by the Chinese”

The following articles appeared in the South China Morning Post on November 9th, 1918. WAR AS SEEN BY THE CHINESE AN INTERPRETER IN THE LABOUR CORPS Mr Chow Chen-fu, Interpreter to the 167th Chinese Labour Co., Labour Corps, B.E.F., France, writes to a foreign friend in Shanghai: You ask me to give you a description …

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Exhibition: Vive Labeur – Hail to the Work

1 July 2017 – 17 September 2017 Gasthuiskapel Poperinge The WWI Chinese story inspires contemporary artists. Two famous Belgian photographers, Stephan Vanfleteren and Sanne De Wilde go back to the roots of the Chinese labourers. They explore the China region where they came from. This results in a fascinating photographic account. Visit the website.

Memorial Hall built to the Chinese Labourers of the Great War in Weihai.

Authorities in China have built this enormous Memorial Hall to Chinese labourers who participated in the First World War.

New Chinese Labour Corps memorial proposed for Arras

The regional daily “La Voix du Nord” reports that a stele in memory of the Chinese workers who supported the British and French troops during the Great War will soon be inaugurated in the garden of Saint Vaast in Arras. The original article in French can be read here.  

Tricks on the Dead screened in Parliament

The docudrama, Tricks on the Dead, was screened in Parliament and followed by a Q&A session, on Wednesday 21st June. Photograph taken after the screening which was organised by the Chinese Liberal Democrats, one of our Strategic Partners. L-R: Wenlan Peng, Merlnee Emerson, Gregory James, Simon Chu, Steve Lau, Anna Bates. Photo courtesy of Merlen …

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Screening of Tricks on the Dead, Canterbury

Monday 3rd July, 29017 Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BT Doors open at 18:45. Cash Bar. Film Screening 19:30 Free of charge. Screening Sponsored by Gateways to the First World War    

The Chinese Labour Corps and why they matter.

A response to The Yorkshire Post’s, Story behind the First World War Cemetries and why they matter.   That so respected an academic can detail the establishment of First World War cemeteries in such detail and not mention the harrowing contribution of the Chinese Labour Corps is testament to just how effectively their story has been …

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