LAUNCH EFFECT

Casualties of the air raid, 18/19 May 1918

The following men of the Chinese Labour Corps are all buried at St Omer Cemetery, having died on the 18th/19thMay. WEI KUANG YU 28120 KAO TIEN HSIANG 61491 WANG AN CH’ING 31745 CHAO HO SHUN 28022 CHANG TO WEN 27288…

Video: Robbed of Reason

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week we are launching our latest video, Robbed of Reason. When 96,000 Chinese volunteered to work for the British army on the First World War’s Western Front they almost certainly had no idea what they had let themselves…

A prophetic view of a future war with Japan

It was a Chinese official at Peking who first gave me the sense that China is unconquerable and conquering. I had gone to this official to ask certain questions concerning political affairs, he had listened quietly and answered with seeming…

President Woodrow Wilson describes Treaty of Versailles as ‘unjust to China’.

You have heard a great deal- something that was true and a great deal that was false-about that provision of the treaty which hands over to Japan the rights which Germany enjoyed in the Province of Shantung in China.  In…

Commenting on the Betrayal in Paris

  So much for self-determination! I think it is really shameless! Mao Zedong The taste of colonialism in its full bitterness had never come home to the Chinese until then, even though we had already had the experience of several…

Lecture: ‘An Army of Workers’: The story of Chinese Labour in World War One France

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 , 19:30 to 21:30 Durham University LECTURE ROOM EH103 Lecture by Professor Paul Bailey of Durham University. This lecture is hosted by the Friends of the Oriental Museum, as part of the 2016/17 series. The recruitment…

Centenary of the United States joining the war.

On 6th April, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany [sentence edited in response to comment below]. This turn of events will lead to China’s eventual declaration of war. How so? China had attempted to formally join the allies…

Liverpool’s Chinese community support Everton FC and Liverpool FC Academies to Remember

The Ensuring We Remember Campaign are proud to have supported a day of events in Liverpool on Tuesday 21 March. 15 young people from Everton FC Academy and 15 from Liverpool FC Academy were brought together by the project The…

Exhibition: A Good Reputation Endures Forever: The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front

7th April 2017, 10:00 to 24th September 2017, 17:00, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH We have been privileged to have been working with Durham University’s Oriental Museum on this historic exhibition exploring the role of the thousands of…

Report on members of the Chinese Labourer Corps hospitalised in Liverpool.

“The fact that none of them could speak English rendered the work somewhat difficult, an interpreter in the person of a Chinese corporal having to remain in the hospital during the whole of the time that any of the Chinese…

Meridian Society Chinese Labour Corps Project Launch Event – 19th April 2017

Date: Wednesday, 19th April Time: 2.00-6.00pm Venue: Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT) SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG Entry: Free, but places must be booked in advance On 19th April, 1917, after a three-month journey over…

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