Africa and Asia Encounters: Historical and Contemporary Perspective

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 28, 2018
Location: 
Nigeria
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, African History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Race Studies, Humanities

4th International Conference of the Transatlantic Research Group
In partnership with
Global Institute of Commerce and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria/Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Gregory University Press, Uturu, Nigeria
 

Africa and Asia Encounters: Historical and Contemporary Perspective

28-30 June 2018
Venue: Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Abuja.

Contact between Asia and Africa and other form of exchange have expanded greatly in recent times. Trade and cultural exchange have expanded with countries throughout the Asia sub-continent from china to Japan, India, Singapore, Malaysia among other. Today, China has become an important commercial partner in Africa as well as an important provider of aid to African nations. China has invested billions of dollars and is Africa’s biggest trading partner and buys more than one-third of its oil from the continent. The expanding Chinese presence in particular has been views with skepticism. Indeed, the shifting attention of African countries to China and other Asian countries has raised concerns at other levels, including the old ideological rivalries that marked the Cold War era and the potential to spread new ideology. There are also concerns about what some have called a “new colonialism” by Asian nations. This emerging political and economic order calls for intellectual discussions on Asia-Africa relationships and Africa’s role in this encounter.

The conference will examine both old and emerging relationship from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.

The conference themes include but not limited to:

  • Historical perspectives on Africa-Asia relations
  • Asia Studies in Africa
  • African Studies in Asia
  • Asian Communities and Diaspora
  • African Diaspora in Asia
  • Cultural and Historic Connections and Exchange
  • Migration and Transnational networks
  • Race and Identity in Africa-Asia encounters
  • Ethical and global challenges of doing business in Asia
  • Ethical and global challenges of doing business in Africa
  • Private dimensions of the Asia-Africa connections
  • Made in China Goods
  • Marriage, race, and identity

Please submit a 250 to 300-word abstract and a 150-word biography latest by 1 February 2018. The biographical information should mention the presenter’s name and title, affiliation, email address, relevant publications.

Please send your documents through the submission link below:

To submit your abstract online, please click here

Important Dates

4 August 2017: Call for Papers
1 February 2018: Deadline for Abstracts
15 February 2018: Notification of Acceptance / Opening of Registration
01 May 2018: Deadline for Presenter Registration
01 June 2018: Deadline for Participant Registration
28 – 30 June 2018: Conference

Registration fees will be 150 dollars (International Participants). Participants from Africa (only) will pay the registration fee equivalent of N20, 000. Local students may attend for a registration fee of 5,000 naira.

For all general inquiries please write to:

 

Conference conveners

Professor Chima  Korieh, Director, Transatlantic Research Group

Professor Michael Mbanaso, Global Institute of Commerce and Technology, Abuja/ Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja

Professor Rapahel Njoku, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho USA

Professor Okpeh O. Okpeh, Federal University, Lafia, Nigeria

Dr Uche Okonkwo, University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Professor Romanus Ejiaga,  University of Nigeria

Dr Elizabeth Onogwu, Benue State University, Nigeria

Professor Chidi N. Igwe, University of Regina, Canada

Contact Info: 

 Chima  Korieh

Transatlantic Research Group

University of Nigeria

 

 

 

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