24th November 2015
Diana Yeh in association with Moongate Productions is organising a second event in support of the development of an original stage play about the World War One Chinese labourers.
The long buried story of the approximately 140,000 Chinese labourers who lent vital assistance to the allied Great War effort is only now beginning to emerge. These mainly poor, uneducated and illiterate men are very much the ‘forgotten of the forgotten’. Yet their role in the history of China, and its relationship with the Western world, is significant. This evening’s discussion examines their story, their place in history and why that story belongs on the stage.
Guest speakers: Paul French (author), Mark O’Neill (author and journalist), Daniel York (playwright), Steve Lau (Ensuring We Remember Campaign).
The event is on 1 December, 5–7pm at S0.09 in the Social Sciences Building, Warwick University, Coventry CV4 7AL. The event is free of charge. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org