Judy Maxwell to speak on Chinese Canadian involvement in WW1 at Vancouver Public Library

Presentation  Imperial Connections – Canada & the Chinese Labour Corps
Program highlights  In January 1917, Britain
and France negotiated a contract with the Chinese government to supply
men to work behind the front lines in France and Belgium. The Imperial
authorities asked Canada's Department of National Defence to be
responsible for bringing the Chinese labourers by ship to Vancouver,
transporting them across Canada, and then putting them on board ships
for Trans-Atlantic crossing to the war zone. With the aid of
photographs from the time Judy Maxwell will uncover a hidden part of
Canadian transnational history.
Date  Friday, March 4th 2005
Time  7:00pm – 9:00pm

Central Library
Peter Kaye room – Lower Level
350 W. Georgia St.
Phone: (604) 331-3603

Admission  Free
Co-sponsor  UBC Humanities 101

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