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China in Africa

Jeremy Greene

Chelmsford HS


Looking for some advice on teaching China in Africa.

This would be a two day lesson to make comparisons that relate to European imperialism, 1750-1914.

Looking for articles or excerpts from books that show - for simplicity's sake two different points of view: that it is good for Africa and that it is bad.

I have been using James Traub's "China's African Adventure" from the NYTimes Magazine: