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