Filled with historical photos, this fascinating book illuminates how, during World War I, thousands of German and Austrian POWs enjoyed a comfortable and aristocratic life playing football, tennis and bowling in the former imperial gardens, palaces, and vast snowfields of Northeast China. This is a little known part of history; these were very well-treated prisoners of war, while elsewhere in the world, millions were dying.
Amidst the tragedy of World War I, comes this true story of Chinese history that sheds a warm light on its people. This ray of sunshine during a time of human catastrophe is now nearing its century mark, and the story needs to be told.
THE UNTOLD STORY OF GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN CHINA (ISBN: 978-1-62212-
About the Authors: Li Xuetong, editor of the Institute of Modern History of CASS (The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) and chief editor of Modern History Data, graduated from Nankai University and received a doctorate from Renmin University of China. He engaged in historical data collation and modern history research for more than 20 years, and has been involved in the codification of Beiyang Warlord (1912-1918), The War of Resistance Against Japan and other large historical volumes. He compiled Science and Industrialization and Weng Wenhao Diary (eds.), and published several research works.
Gu Weiming, editor of Modern History Data at CASS, graduated from the Department of History of Peking University and then worked in Tibet. He worked for China Social Sciences Press and the Library of the Institute of Modern History. Currently, he is engaged in historical data edit and historical events research regarding displaced children during the War of Resistance.
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