These lists have been collected from various records of interments or of gravestones in a number of cemeteries that were established for foreign communities in Chinese cities.


There are records here of burials or memorials at Shanghai’s Bubbling Well, and Shantung Road Cemeteries, Pootung Seamen’s Cemetery, the Soldiers’ Cemetery, French Cemetery (Pahsienjao), and Hungjao Cemetery (Hongqiao) in Shanghai, as well as the city’s Holy Trinity Catheral, and the Song Qinging Cemetery (which hosts memorial stones that record details from Shanghai cemeteries destroyed during China’s Cultural Revolution). There are also lists from the New International Cemetery at Hankow (Hankou, Wuhan), Double Island Cemetery, Swatow (Shantou), and the Tsingtao British Cemetery (Qingdao).


The information comes from published and unpublished lists, and is very uneven and inconsistent. Not included is a 1921 list of interments at Chinking (Zhenjiang) that has just come to light. This can be found here as a pdf. In some instances it includes cause of death.


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