Chinese Workers in World War One France

Thursday 13th November sees the next in the Royal Asiatic Society’s Lecture Series. Professor Paul Bailey will speak on:

Chinese Workers in World War One France: An Overlooked Episode in the History of Chinese Foreign Policy and Chinese Labour

Entrance to the Chinese Cemetery in Noyelles-sur-Mer (northwest France), where nearly 900 World War One Chinese workers are buried

Paul Bailey, of Durham University, is a specialist in the social and cultural history of modern China.

His research interests cover gender in twentieth century China, educational thought and practice in twentieth century China, Sino-French interaction in the 19th and 20th centuries, and cinema and Chinese modernity. Professor Bailey has a forthcoming book, Chinese Overseas Labour and Globalisation in the Early Twentieth Century: Migrant Workers, Globalisation and the Sino-French Connection.  We can therefore look forward to an informative talk.

Please join us at 6pm on Thursday 13th November for the lecture and following reception.