Africa Looking East: A Global History of Africa-China Engagement

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May 28, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, African History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Political History / Studies

Date: 28 May 2021 (Fri)
Time: 9:00am (GMT-5 New York) / 2:00pm (GMT+1 Lagos) / 9:00pm (GMT+8 Beijing)

To better situate Africa-China engagements today and into the future, a global focus that looks into the circulations of people, things, ideas, and ideology, in diverse geopolitical contexts, is needed. The Organising Committee of the 6th Chinese in Africa / Africans in China Research Network Conference invites you to join our 5th online mini-symposium titled ‘Africa Looking East: A Global History of Africa-China Engagement’ this May 28, 2021 (Friday).

Join Jamie Monson, from Michigan State University; Shaonan Liu, from Beijing Normal University; Andrea Kifyasi, from University of Basel; Jodie Yuzhou Sun, from Oxford University; and Junle Ma, from the Shandong Academy of Social Sciences, for a multi-vocal conversation on African and Chinese historical encounters, experiences, and continuities.


Shaonan Liu and Jamie Monson 
Africa Looking East: A Global History of Africa-China Engagement

Andrea Kifyasi 
China’s Role in Global Health: HIV/AIDS Traditional Chinese Medicine Research and Treatment in Tanzania from 1987 to 2014

Jodie Yuzhou Sun
Transnational Networks of Africans and Chinese: Global South Imaginaries, Decolonisation and the Cold War

Junle Ma
The Operating Logic of Chinese Capital in Africa from Historical Perspective: A case study of sisal industry in Tanzania


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Centre for Cultural Research and Development, Lingnan Unviersity

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