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Strangers on the Western Front : Chinese workers in the Great War

Author: Guoqi Xu
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
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During World War I, Britain and France imported workers from their colonies to labor behind the front lines. The single largest group of support labor came not from imperial colonies, however, but  Read more...

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Xu, Guoqi.
Strangers on the Western Front.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010019900
(OCoLC)555658505
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guoqi Xu
ISBN: 9780674060555 0674060555
OCLC Number: 733332523
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 336 p.) : ill.
Contents: Great War and great crisis : China, Britain, France, and the "laborers as soldiers" strategy --
The recruitment and European odyssey of the men for Britain and France --
The hidden history of the secret Canadian pathway --
Work --
Treatment and perceptions --
Strangers in a strange world : Chinese lives in Europe --
American soldiers and Chinese laborers --
The association men and Chinese laborers --
The fusion of teaching and learning : students as teachers and vice versa --
A fusion of civilizations --
Appendix 1: Huimin contract with the French government --
Appendix 2: British contract --
Selected glossary.
Responsibility: Xu Guoqi.

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A compelling narrative of a neglected episode in the global history of the Great War. Xu tells a new story with energy and verve, as he illuminates the nature of cultural exchange in the war zone, Read more...

 
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