Relocating Africa: Representations and Memory of Africa in 20th and 21st Century China

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Type: 
Symposium
Date: 
May 7, 2021
Location: 
China
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies

Besides economic, diplomatic and interpersonal relations, the Africa-China encounter is also a narrative – the telling of a story.

Join Ignatius Suglo, from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (China studies) at the University of Hong Kong; Emily Chow-Quesada, from the Department of English Language and Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University; and Clifford Pereira, from the African Studies Programme at the University of Hong Kong, for what promises to be a fascinating conversation around the complex and multiple ways in which Africa and Africans have been represented historically and in diverse Chinese cultural spaces. 

This event is hosted by the Chinese in Africa / Africans in China Research Network Conference Organising Committee in collaboration with the Centre for Cultural Research and Development at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

Registration: https://lingnan.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEucOuurDkoHNNtqLTSTrO4VXSCGcc...

Speakers
Ignatius SUGLO
School of Modern Languages and Cultures (China studies), University of Hong Kong
Visualising Africa in Chinese posters 1950-1980

Emily CHOW-QUESADA
Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University
Understanding “Blackness” in Hong Kong: Representations of Africa in Hong Kong Popular Media

Clifford PEREIRA
African Studies Programme, University of Hong Kong
Friend or Foe? Africans at the Door: Twentieth Century military encounters between the Chinese and various African nationals at the borders of China 1900-1950.

Moderator 
Facil TESFAYE, director of the African Studies Programme,  the University of Hong Kong

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Centre for Cultural Research and Development

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