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Strangers on the Western Front

Chinese Workers in the Great War

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$51.50 • £41.95 • €46.50

ISBN 9780674049994

Publication Date: 02/18/2011


366 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 halftones, 1 table


  • Note on Romanization
  • Introduction
  • 1. Great War and Great Crisis: China, Britain, France, and the “Laborers as Soldiers” Strategy
  • 2. The Recruitment and European Odyssey of the Men for Britain and France
  • 3. The Hidden History of the Secret Canadian Pathway
  • 4. Work
  • 5. Treatment and Perceptions
  • 6. Strangers in a Strange World: Chinese Lives in Europe
  • 7. American Soldiers and Chinese Laborers
  • 8. The Association Men and Chinese Laborers
  • 9. The Fusion of Teaching and Learning: Students as Teachers and Vice Versa
  • 10. A Fusion of Civilizations
  • Conclusion

Awards & Accolades

  • A Chinese American Librarians Association Best Book of 2011
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