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China and Africa


  • Page extent: 196 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.37 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521122009)

Covering a range of African countries from Equatorial Guinea to Tanzania, this volume adds to a growing literature on the emerging relationship between China and Africa, presenting work that is based on primary research. It includes articles on a wide range of subjects, including China's energy policy, labour relations, trade networks and cultural perceptions. The various essays chart the rise of a multiplicity of different actors in the relationship, emerging patterns of globalization and development, and rhetoric and representation.

• Based on primary research in a variety of different African environments • Analytical coverage of three broad trends: capital flows and investment, migration and ongoing challenges of engagement in Africa • Range of different perspectives and methods


1. Editors' introduction: China, Africa and internationalization Julia C. Strauss and Martha Saavedra; 2. Harmony and discord in China's Africa strategy: some implications for foreign policy Chris Alden and Christopher R. Hughes; 3. Fuelling the dragon: China's rise and its energy and resources extraction in Africa Wenran Jiang; 4. China's Sudan engagement: changing Northern and Southern political trajectories in peace and war Daniel Large; 5. In it for the long term? Governance and learning among Chinese investors in Zambia's copper sector Dan Haglund; 6. Raw encounters: Chinese managers, African workers and the politics of casualization in Africa's Chinese enclaves Ching Kwan Lee; 7. The Chinese amigo: implications for the development of Equatorial Guinea Mario Esteban; 8. China's engagement in African agriculture: 'down to the countryside' Deborah A. Bräutigam and Tang Xiaoyang; 9. Chinese shops and the formation of a Chinese expatriate community in Namibia Gregor Dobler; 10. African perspectives on China–Africa links Barry Sautman and Yan Hairong; 11. Representations of Africa in a Hong Kong soap opera: the limits of enlightened humanitarianism in the last breakthrough Martha Saavedra; 12. The past in the present: historical and rhetorical lineages in China's relations with Africa Julia C. Strauss.


'… an important new contribution. … breaks new ground … packed with interesting insights and facts … there is no space to do justice to the importance of this book in a short review … It is certainly a book which anyone doing research in this area should read.' The Journal of Modern African Studies

'In short, this is an enlightening book for anybody grappling with the reality and implications of China's engagement with Africa.' International Affairs


Julia C. Strauss, Martha Saavedra, Chris Alden, Christopher R. Hughes, Wenran Jiang, Daniel Large, Dan Haglund, Ching Kwan Lee, Deborah A. Bräutigam, Tang Xiaoyang, Mario Esteban, Gregor Dobler, Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong

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