Mark O’Neill – From the Tsar’s Railway to the Bolshevik Revolution | Young China Watchers, Hong Kong


by Project Pengyou on September 23rd, 2014   16765 views

When and Where

  • 23/09/2014
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Bar 6
    63 Wyndham Street Central, Hong Kong Island
    Hong Kong
    China
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Mark O’Neill - From the Tsar's Railway to the Bolshevik Revolution | Young China Watchers, Hong Kong

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Please join us for the next session of Young China Watchers on Tuesday, September 23, featuring an evening with Mark O’Neill, who will be speaking about his book, From the Tsar’s Railway to the Bolshevik Revolution. Mr. Mark O’Neill will speak for around 20 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A.

Mark O’Neill – From the Tsar’s Railway to the Bolshevik Revolution

September 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Please join us for the next session of Young China Watchers on Tuesday, September 23, featuring an evening with Mark O’Neill, who will be speaking about his book, From the Tsar’s Railway to the Bolshevik Revolution.  Mr. Mark O’Neill will speak for around 20 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A.

Mark was born in London, educated at Oxford University and has been living and working in Asia since 1978. He has written about Chinese workers in World War One.  From the Tsar’s Railway to the Bolshevik Revolution explores how Chinese laborers lived and how many of them fought for the world’s first communist army, the Red Army, years before China’s Communist Party was established.  This short book follows those Chinese who worked in Russia from Murmansk in the north to the coal mines and factories of the Donetsk basin in Ukraine, in factories in Moscow and St Petersburg, in farms and forests in the Urals and Siberia. They eventually found themselves caught up in the Bolshevik Revolution. He is also the author of “Frederick, The Life of My Missionary Grandfather in Manchuria” and Serving with Compassion, about the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, the biggest NGO in the Chinese-speaking world with 10 million members. Mark is also a university lecturer and journalist.

Given there is no charge for attendance, we strongly encourage people to eat and drink heartily, as a favor to our kind hosts who have provided us with the private space at Bar Six, located on the 6th Floor of Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central.

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