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Dertien van Busseboom – The Busseboom Thirteen and Belgium’s Memorial to the Chinese Labour Corps.

Exactly one hundred years ago today thirteen members of the Chinese Labour Corps were killed when their camp received a direct hit during an air raid. Quite some gunfire at night. At the Poeper a Chinese camp is hit by…

Chinese Labour Corps Remembered at the Cenotaph for the First Time.

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph in Whitehall in memory of the Chinese labourers who came to support the Allied war effort in the First World War. The act comes amid growing momentum to activities,…

Screening of the film Forgotten Faces of the Great War: The Chinese Labour Corps.

01 November, 2017 at 2pm (till 4pm). 152/3 Cayley Room, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW As part of a two-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to commemorate the Chinese Labour Corps (CLC), The Meridian…

Presentation: Propaganda and Shifted Reality

A presentation by Steve Lau, Chair of the Ensuring We Remember Campaign, at the launch event of, The Stories behind the Pictures: Colonial Troops in the First World War. This event is being held at University of Hull, HU6 7RX…

Review: Chinese Labour Corps Photographs from the WJ Hawkings Collection.

The following is an independent review of the publication Chinese Labour Corps Photographs from the W J Hawkings Collection. The review is by Dr John R A Cleaver, Life Fellow and College Archivist, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Our thanks to Dr Cleaver for making…

Chinese Centenary Commemoration Toolkit

The Ensuring We Remember Campaign if spearheaded by a coalition of major UK Chinese non-profit organisations. To mark today’s centennial anniversary of China declaring war on Germany we reflect on the position of the Chinese community in the UK, whilst…

“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,…

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…

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…

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…

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