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Tricks on the dead : The story of the Chinese labor corps in WWI

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels Chinese Language and Culture Group
Nationalities & Languages
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 26 Jan 19:30 - 21:30

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History is nothing but a pack of tricks we play upon the dead.” ~ Voltaire

China first emerged into international affairs on its road to becoming a world power in the First World War. However its emergence is in the forgotten story of an unlikely group of Chinese peasants who were sent to an imperialist war they didn't understand. Zhang Yan, a Chinese history student from the same Shandong villages as the Chinese labourers in WWI, searches to restore the collective memory of those in China and around the world who have almost entirely forgotten about the 140,000 men who made this journey Protected content ago.

Chinese dialogue with English subtitles, as well as parts of English dialogue

A documentary movie that won't leave you unimpressed !