Mark O’Neill 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

Hong Kong – ‘From the Tsar’s Railway to the Bolshevik Revolution’ with Mark O’Neill
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