This week on Sinica, Kaiser Kuo and David Moser are delighted to host Mark O'Neill, author of the The Chinese Labour Corps, for a discussion of the Chinese contribution to World War One. As a comprehensive look into China's role in The Great War, Mark's book concerns the history of the roughly 135,000 workers from Shandong who worked on the battlefields of Europe where they handled everything from digging trenches to building munitions even under the threat of regular bombing.

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March 30, 2014

1. The Chinese Labour Corps (eBook) by Mark O’Niell

2. Frederick: The Life of My Missionary Grandfather in Manchuria (page at Goodreads)

3. With the Chinks by Daryl Klein

4. VOA story mentioning Shandong University's Zhang Yan

5. In Flanders Field Museum

6. Qingming Festival (page at Wikipedia)

7. Li Yuying 李煜瀛 (aka Li Shizeng 李石曾) (brief page at Wikipedia)

8. Li Yutang 李玉堂 (extremely brief page at Wikipedia)

9. Y.C. James Yen 晏阳初 (page at Wikipedia)

10. Fairytale, project by Ai Weiwei (page at Artbook)

11. Faku County 法库县 (page at Wikipedia)

12. Fourteen Points (page at Wikipedia)

13. Treaty of Versailles (page at Wikipedia)

14. Kang Youwei 康有為 (page at Wikipedia)



15. An Irishman in China: Robert Hart, Inspector General of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs by Zhao Changtian, translated by Yang Shuhui and Yang Yunqin


16. Will China Dominate the 21st Century by Jonathan Fenby

17. Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today, How It Got There, and Where It Is Heading by Jonathan Fenby


18. OpenSpritz speed reading app

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