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

China and the Great War: China’s Pursuit of a New National Identity and InternationalizationChina and the Great War: China's Pursuit of a New National Identity and Internationalization by Guoqi Xu
ISBN: 052128323X
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 22nd 2011
Genres: Asia, China
Pages: 342

Len's Summary: A neglected topic; billed as the first full-length study of China's involvement in the conflict.

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

Strangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great WarStrangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great War by Guoqi Xu
ISBN: 9780674049994
Published by Harvard University Press on March 20th 2011
Genres: History, Asia, General, Military, World War I, World, Modern, 20th Century, Social Science, Minority Studies, Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: The story of 140 thousand illiterate Chinese contract coolie laborers contracted by the British and French for service behind the lines in France and Flanders; revolutionary China’s major contribution to WWI made in an effort to stave off powerful external threats from Japan and other powers.