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  1. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Shaman dancers, coolies and suffragettes: rare photos of 1900s Beijing discovered from Austrian archive

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:44am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Collection sheds light on daily life in the capital dating back a century When a relative of a long dead Austro-Hungarian navy soldier approached Gerd Kaminski, a China scholar in Vienna, in 2007, she pointed him towards a treasure trove of thousands of photos of Beijing, many of which were a century old.  Kaminski, director ...

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    First Chinese government delegation to commemorate China’s WW1 dead in France

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:58pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com In a landmark visit, senior Chinese diplomat Li Zhaoxing is set to travel to France to attend a first world war memorial event, ending a century of oblivion about the fate of thousands of Chinese labourers sent to Europe during the conflict. The former foreign minister and spokesman of the National People’s Congress is leading the nation’s ...

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    Q&A: The fates of 200,000 Chinese workers in Russia during the first world war

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 09:12am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Labourers met tragic ends, some built an Arctic railway or joined the Soviet Red Army- which preceded China's own Communist movement, says author Mark O’Neill The centenary of the first world war has recast the spotlight on the hundreds of thousands of Chinese who worked for Britain, France, Russia and the United States during ...

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    Security tight in Suzhou on anniversary of dissident Lin Zhao's execution

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 02:31pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Dozens of activists were hauled away by police after attempting to visit the grave of a famous dissident whose execution during the Cultural Revolution remains a politically sensitive topic in today's China, 46 years after her death.  Chen Jianxiong, a rights activist from Dongguan in Guangdong said he was taken to a police station ...

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    Shanghai archive screens city’s first known home film

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:34pm by Vicky Feng and Patrick Boehler

    ... Vicky Feng and Patrick Boehler The Shanghai Audiovisual Archive has released the first known amateur film filmed in the city and preserved in the Chinese mainland. The short clip, just minutes long, gives a rare insight into daily life in the metropolis of the 1930s, a bustling international hub which attracted more foreign investment than even London or Paris at the time. ...

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    China's Foreign Ministry curtails access to declassified historic archives

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 11:33am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com When China's former ambassador to Belarus, Lu Guicheng, visited the archives of East China Normal University in Shanghai in June, he dedicated a couplet to his hosts: "If there are no records, a person's biography can be invented, if their are no archives, a country's history is but a legend." Lu, now heading ...



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