ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Arts

Chinese survivors of 'Titanic' disaster identified at last

Documentary reveals racist treatment of forgotten passengers

Four of the Chinese survivors of the Titanic sinking, who were identified by new documentary, "The Six." (Courtesy of “The Six”/LostPensivos Films)

BANGKOK -- China is famous for historical riddles spanning the ages. Even so, nothing prepared American writer Steven Schwankert for his trek across continents to solve the century-old mystery surrounding six Chinese survivors of the Titanic sinking.

Every reporter's dream is to unearth an important untold story. Yet it can be a monumental task, following a trail of elusive fact-crumbs to the truth. "It's like a jigsaw puzzle," said Schwankert, "except instead of the pieces on the table in your living room, they are spread out across the world."

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more