Category Archives: Books

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 this contribution.   This new book is an annotated collection of photographs from William James …

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Chinese Labour Corps Photobook

We are delighted to announce the publications of, The Chinese Labour Corps: Photographs from the WJ Hawkings collection, launched today to commemorate the centenary of China declaring war against Germany and formally joining Britain and her allies in the Great War. Hardcover: 96 pages Publisher: Myosotis Books (14 August 2017) Languages: English, Chinese and French ISBN-13: 978-1-9998066-0-6 …

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War Hellish War – the illustrated diaries of Jim Maultsaid

Barbara McClune is to be congratulated for getting Jim Maultsaid’s war diaries published. Although not a diary in the classical sense, with each entry dated, the entries are (or at least appear) to be in chronological order. What makes this book worth the five stars? That’s easy. In this book there is an intriguing, and …

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The Chinese Labour Corps (1916-1920), Gregory James

The Chinese Labour Corps (1916-1920) Gregory James Bayview Educational (2013) In this important and wide ranging contribution to military history, Gregory James draws on an extensive array of public and unofficial sources to chronicle the saga of a wartime cross-cultural encounter whose legacy remains in the narrative of contemporary Sino-Western relations today. For your copy contact: …

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Book Review: China and the Great War: China’s Pursuit of a New National Identity and Internationalization.

Xu Guoqi. China and the Great War: China’s Pursuit of a New National Identity and Internationalization. Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 2011 342 pp. £24.93 (Paperback), £68.55 (Hardback)  ISBN 978-0521283236. Reviewed by Peter Worthing Department of History, Texas Christian University   Beyond Betrayal: The Larger Picture of China and World War I Discussions of China and World …

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