Category Archives: Related Events

Armistice Day Panel Discussion

By Yellow Earth Theatre and Moongate Productions Sun, November 11, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT Arcola Theatre Studio 2 24 Ashwin Street London E8 3DL   To commemorate Armistice Day and the legacy of the Chinese Labour Corps there will be a panel discussion chaired by Dr Diana Yeh with Steve Lau (Founder …

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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 shellfire. Several yellow men are killed. From the diary of local priest, Father van Walleghem …

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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.

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 of nearly 135,000 Chinese labourers by the French and British governments is one of the …

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

7 April 2017 – 24 September 2017 Durham University’s Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH We have been working very closely with Durham University’s Oriental Museum since late 2014 to make this exhibition perhaps the most important exhibition there has ever been on the Chinese Labour Corps.  We’re currently working on publicity, the information below …

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Message of support from Lord Bourne, Minister for Communities

We were delighted to have received the following message of support from Minister for Communities, Lord Bourne.  Our sincere thanks to the Minister and his staff.  

Campaign Chair to speak on ‘Missionaries and the Chinese Labour Corps”.

Steve Lau, Chair of the Ensuring We Rememeber Campaign, will be presenting a short paper at the forthcoming conference, Faith and First World War Conference, on the subject of Missionaries and the Chinese Labour Corps. The Conference is being held in Glasgow over two days, 21-22 July 2016, and is free to attend. (Mr Lau …

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Reviews: Tricks on the Dead: The Story of the Chinese Labour Corps in WWI

For review’s on the docudrama, Tricks on the Dead, please see visit A review by Jessica Yang, Ubyssey (University of British Columbia) student newspaper site. A review by Michale Hayward on geist.com.

‘World War 1 and China: the Chinese Labour Corps in France’

‘World War 1 and China: the Chinese Labour Corps in France’ 10th October 2015, 10.30-11.30 am. Friends Meeting House Manchester, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS Dr Jenny Clegg will shine a light on the role of the Chinese Labour Corps in France in World War, and the treatment they received from the British and …

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