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Strangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great War Hardcover – January 18, 2011
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A compelling narrative of a neglected episode in the global history of the Great War. Xu tells a new story with energy and verve, as he illuminates the nature of cultural exchange in the war zone, with broad ramifications for the future of China in the twentieth century and beyond. (Jay Winter, Yale University)
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It was only with help I was able to find this book. However the hunt was worth it. This is an informative book about what is a little known subject; the Chinese and their part in WW1. The book is more than just a history of the Chinese workers during WW1. It discusses motivation and point of view of not only the Chinese but all the other parties involved. It delves into who did what and why. The book even discusses why so little is known about the Chinese in WW1 and the reasons for the secrecy. The book is very thorough in it's presentation.
This book is well written and worth buying. Because it's the only book I have found on the subject, I am not able to base my opinion by comparing it to other sources. However bearing that in mind, I find this book to be exactly what I was looking for.
Please help me. I hate reading only one book and having only one point of view on a subject. If you know of another book on this topic, please use the comments to inform me of the title. It would be greatly appreciated!