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A World Gone Wrong

Rebecca Karl: Chinese Workers in WW1, 1 December 2011

Strangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great War 
by Xu Guoqi.
Harvard, 336 pp., £26.95, February 2011, 978 0 674 04999 4
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... in the war has been mostly overlooked. It’s a subject of great potential interest and Xu’s Strangers on the Western Front is the only book devoted to it in English, yet it is in every way disappointing. Xu is primarily a diplomatic historian and he takes the perspective of the state as the natural viewpoint of ...

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