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China and Africa in Global Context
Encounters, Policy, Cooperation and Migration

ISBN 9781032114996
Published March 15, 2022 by Routledge
546 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book studies the relationship between China and Africa by reviewing this history and current state of interactions, offering a valuable addition to the often heated and contentious debate surrounding China's engagement in Africa from a Chinese angle.

Comprising four parts, the book covers a kaleidoscopic range of topics on China–Africa relations based on materials from different languages. Part I looks into early historical contact between China and Africa and the historiography of African Studies in China in recent decades. Part II probes the origins, dynamics, challenges and cultural heritage of China's policies towards Africa. Part III explores the issue of development cooperation from both a theoretical and a practical point of view, with a focus on the case of Chinese medical teams in Africa and China's technology transfer to the continent. Part IV illustrates bilateral migration, discussing the history and life of Chinese immigrants in Africa and the African diaspora in China.

The insights in this book, as well as real life case studies, will make this work an indispensable reference for academics, students, policy-makers and general readers who are interested in international issues and area studies, especially China–Africa relations, China's rise and African development.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Encounter and Research  1. China–Africa Contact before Vasco da Gama  2. African Studies in China in the 20th Century  3. African Studies in China in the 21st Century  4. Case Study: The Abirewa Movement in the Gold Coast  5. Case Study: Asafo and Destoolment in Southern Ghana  Part 2: Policy and Implementation  6. Origins of the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation  7. China's Policy: Transition and Discourse  8. China's Policy: Continuity and Challenge  9. Cultural Heritage of China's Policy  10. BRICS and Africa  Part 3: Cooperation and Dynamics  11. Bilateral Cooperation and Co-development  12. Chinese Medical Teams in Africa  13. China's Technology Transfer in Africa  14. People-to-People Contact in China–Africa Relations  15. Cultural Similarities and Mutual Learning  Part 4: Migration and Diaspora  16. Chinese Indentured Labour in South Africa  17. Early Chinese and Indians in South Africa  18. Chinese Migration and China's African Policy  19. African Diaspora in China: History and Present  20. African Students in China: Trend, Policy and Roles

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LI Anshan is Emeritus Professor in the School of International Studies at Peking University, Adjunct Professor at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, President of the Chinese Society of African Historical Studies and Vice President of the International Scientific Committee of UNESCO General History of Africa (Vols IX-XI). He specialises in African history, overseas Chinese in Africa, African nationalism and China–Africa relations.