but no one listens when we reply
They make us bow for their punishments – where is justice then?
Thus goes the first part of a ‘song’ written by Sun Gan.
Sun was one of about 96,000 Chinese labourers who served the British on the Western Front in the First World War. His words
British armies: the Indians and the Chinese”. Johan Meire concludes this section with his analysis of resilience in the persistence of traditional modes of aesthetic expression in bereavement, pointing out the important, universal fact that “resilience, like remembering, requires effort” and, more
the police inspector these had been air raids with incendiary bombs on open cities. “The great Chinese losses can only be explained by a total lack of discipline and a complete absence of even the most elementary principles of air defence”.
He also observed that all large European countries
first congress was held in July 1921 at the Brussels Palais mondial (the building now housing the Autoworld Museum). Several field trips were organized, for example to the Institut des invalides in Woluwe, a Brussels suburb. Belgian, French, British, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Swedish, Japanese
elements to its genetic make-up.
Its origins have been variously suggested to have been Europe, Southern China, or the Midwest of America.
Wherever it originally came from, it detonated in early 1918 at the epidemiological Ground Zero of the Western Front – an area that had already been the
. After a while, the returned residents were joined by a weird mixture of Belgian and very unpopular Chinese labourers, who cleared and levelled the soil, people looting houses and churches, German prisoners of war, and the first war tourists.
Only on returning ‘home’ did many locals realise
least in part by the eunuch guard at the Prophet Muḥammad’s tomb in Medina, to be discussed below. The custom seems to have been unknown in other parts of the Muslim world. On the other hand, it became established practice in China under the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) for eunuchs to guard the imperial
, you see, such troubles are not confined to Europe alone. Neither India, China, Arabia, Persia, nor the New World are now lacking in disorder and carnage.” It had likewise infected the European parts of the empire. 41 Vāsıf largely agreed: “The present disorder is not restricted to Muslim realms,” he
immigrants in America. Then I discovered that the immigrants were American history” ( Handlin 1951 , 3, my emphasis). That history combines a need for cheap labor—from enslaved Africans between the 17th and the 19th century to Chinese railroad workers in the 19th century, and Mexican field workers under
The seven parts were: Prelude to War (1942); The Nazi Strike (1943); Divide and Conquer (1943); The Battle of Britain (1943); The Battle of Russia (1943); The Battle of China (1944) and War Comes to America (1945). Much has been written over the years on Capra’s Why We Figh t series