Comrades in Arms: Untold Stories of Foreign Friends who Fought Alongside China during WWII | Beijing International Society

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by Project Pengyou on September 17th, 2015   441 views

When and Where

  • 17/09/2015
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Embassy of Ireland
    塔园外交人员办公楼1单元7层2号
    Beijing
    China
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Comrades in Arms: Untold Stories of Foreign Friends who Fought Alongside China during WWII | Beijing International Society

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As China is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory of World War II, Michael Crook will present the war through the eyes of foreigners who fought alongside China and tell their compelling stories.

Thursday, September 17, 7:30pm
Comrades in Arms: Untold Stories of Foreign Friends who Fought Alongside China during WWII
Michael Crook, Teacher, Western Academy of Beijing
Beijing International Society
Embassy of Ireland | 60RMB (Non-members) 30RMB (Students) | Foreign Passport Holders Only

So many battles were fought during the Second World War affecting many countries, and changing forever many lives. One of the most important campaigns of the War, without doubt, was China’s resistance. Its military and civilians made enormous sacrifices during those harrowing years resulting in 35 million casualties. But China wasn’t alone in this fight. Many foreigners fought shoulder to shoulder with the Chinese and contributed to the victory.
As China is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory of World War II, Michael Crook will present the war through the eyes of foreigners who fought alongside China and tell their compelling stories.

Born in Beijing shortly after the founding of the PRC, Michael Crook lived through the tumultuous times of the Great Leap Forward, the People’s communes and the Cultural Revolution. Apart from attending university in Britain and some years in the US in the 80s, Michael has lived in China for 60 years. Today, he teaches Chinese Studies at Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) which he helped found in 1994.

BIS events are open to foreign passport holders only. All BIS are off-the-record. Photography, filming and recording are not permitted. Advanced registration not required.

Event information courtesy of Legation Quarter

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