All proposals relating to Chinese workers in the First World War will be considered. We particularly encourage contributions which bring to bear an original point of view on the subject. Contributions relating to existing research on the subject (evaluations, critiques, comparisons, development of themes, new sources, etc.) will also be particularly welcome.
•Living and working conditions of the Chinese workers during the war.
•The foreign and international relations policy of China: China and the West; bilateral relationships with France, Britain or Belgium.
•Education, in particular approaches to adult education (the education of Chinese workers by the YMCA and Chinese students living in France…).
•Intercultural exchanges between Europe and China linked to the presence of the Chinese workers.
•Chinese migration to France and the First World War.
•Chinese workers in the Great War and contemporary ailments and diseases.
•Connections between Chinese workers in the First World War, subsequent revolutionary activity and establishment of ‘New Communist China’.
•Germans in China before and during the war; diplomacy and German propaganda.
•Material culture of the Chinese workers, including art and artifacts (“trench art”).
•Graves of Chinese workers in the West; identification, recording and recognition of Chinese casualties.
•Oral testimony of the war and Chinese records.
Dr. Ma Li
Maître de conférences/associate professor
Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale
Tél: 03.21.30.66.50 / 06.22.37.75.2
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