1Shevchenko, O
1PhD, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine to the PRC htome1985@yahoo.com
Kitaêznavčì doslìdžennâ 2018, 1:5-16
https://doi.org/10.15407/chinesest2018.01.005
Section: History, Philosophy, Science and Culture of China
Language: Ukrainian
Abstract: 

The article explores the life of Chinese on the territory of Ukraine a century ago. It is proposed more detailed analyze of the Chinese citizens’ participation in the revolutionary events of 1917–1921 period: 1) Red Army (Bolsheviks); 2) White Army (anti-communist forces); 3) The Ukrainian People’s Army (the Army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic). There were a range of research works together with literature masterpieces that described Chinese as brave and skilled soldiers in the revolutionary movement during 1917–1921. Initially, the Chinese citizens came to Russian Empire as reliable workers just before the First World War. The particular attention of Chinese in the Army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic is paid in research works of Ukrainian historians starting in 2000’s, which involved archives files of security services of Ukraine (R. Koval, N. Karpenko, V. Veryga, I. Matiash, Y. Tynchenko etc.).

Keywords: Bazaar, Bolshevik, China, Cossacks, history, revolutionary events, UPR, volunteers, Winter hikes

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