The Morality of China in Africa: The Middle Kingdom and the Dark Continent

The Morality of China in Africa: The Middle Kingdom and the Dark Continent

by Stephen Chan
     
 

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Edited with authority by the influential and respected Stephen Chan, this unique collection of essays gathers together for the first time both African and Chinese perspectives on China's place in Africa. The book starts with an excellent introductory essay from Stephen Chan, organized with great clarity. Featuring useful historical context, this brave book analyses

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Edited with authority by the influential and respected Stephen Chan, this unique collection of essays gathers together for the first time both African and Chinese perspectives on China's place in Africa. The book starts with an excellent introductory essay from Stephen Chan, organized with great clarity. Featuring useful historical context, this brave book analyses the "moral" aspects of the policies and ensuing migration.

The book completely undermines existing assumptions concerning Sino-African relations, such as that Africa is of critical importance for China; that China sees no risk in its largesse towards Africa; and that there is a single Chinese profile/agenda. The resulting collection touches the issue of racism but equally about moments of pure idealism and "romance" in Sino-African history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780325668
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Chan OBE is Professor of International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and was a member of the Trilateral Dialogue on China, Africa, and the United States. www.stephen-chan.com

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