‘Your Petitioners are in Mortal Terror’: The Violent World of Chinese Mineworkers in South Africa, 1904–1910*

@article{Kynoch2005YourPA,
  title={‘Your Petitioners are in Mortal Terror’: The Violent World of Chinese Mineworkers in South Africa, 1904–1910*},
  author={Gary Kynoch},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={31},
  pages={531 - 546}
}
  • Gary Kynoch
  • Published 2005
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
  • Sixty-three thousand Chinese indentured labourers helped resuscitate South Africa's ailing gold mining industry in the aftermath of the South African War of 1899–1902. This short-lived experiment – the first men arrived in 1904 and by 1910 all surviving labourers had been repatriated to China – has attracted the attention of various historians who have focused on the labour shortage that led to the employment of Chinese workers and the political consequences of importation for both Britain and… CONTINUE READING
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