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Title:China returns to Africa: a rising power and a continent embrace
Editors:Alden, ChrisISNI
Large, DanielISNI
Oliveira, Ricardo Soares deISNI
City of publisher:London
ISBN:9781850658856; 9781850658863
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:international economic relations
political economy
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Abstract:This volume, which is based on papers presented at a conference in Cambridge in July 2006, analyses key themes in contemporary relations between China and sub-Saharan Africa. The first section addresses China-Africa trade linkages and the political economy of China's recent involvement in the continent. Successive chapters examine the nature of trade relations, the impact of Chinese entrepreneurs on African manufacturing, China's lusophone Africa strategy, the geopolitics of Chinese oil investment, and the political consequences of Chinese economic involvement in Africa. The second section considers China-Africa relations today from different regional perspectives and explores the very different ways in which the growing presence of China is perceived in (West) Africa, China, Europe (France) and the US. Country case studies are the focus of section three. This is anchored by two chapters engaging the historical lineages of the PRC's aid programme in East Africa through analyses of the TAZARA railway and the presence of Chinese medical practitioners in Tanzania. The section contains chapters on relations featuring high profile instances of Chinese involvement (Angola, South Africa, Sudan) as well as studies of less prominent but revealing cases (Cape Verde and Namibia). The final section begins with a cautionary note about considering China-Africa relations today, before presenting two alternative readings of the potential impact of Chinese involvement on Africa. Contributors: Chris Alden, Ana Cristina Alves, Deborah Bräutigam, Jørgen Carling, Stephen Chan, Christopher Clapham, Gregor Dobler, Manuel Ennes Ferreira, Adama Gaye, Bates Gill, Andrea Goldstein, Heidi Østbø Haugen, Wenping He, Chin-Hao Huang, Elisabeth Hsu, Daniel Large, Roland Marchal, Jamie Monson, J. Stephen Morrison, Nicolas Pinaud, Helmut Reisen, Garth Shelton, Philip Snow, Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Denis M. Tull. [ASC Leiden abstract]