It wasn’t that long ago when most China-Africa scholars were white professors based in European or U.S. universities. That is no longer true anymore. A recent academic conference in Brussels showcased the new face of Sino-African academia that is younger, more ethnically and geographically diverse.
One of the conference organizers, Solange Guo Chaterlard, a well-known China-Africa scholar herself, joins Eric & Cobus to discuss why this recent conference was so notable and her advice for students considering a career in academic research.
- “China-Africa in Global Comparative Perspective” conference information
- #CAAC2018 Twitter hashtag that features updates and photos of the conference.
Solange Guo Chatelard is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and an associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropolgy in Halle/Saale, Germany. Chatelard is among the world’s leading experts on Sino-Zambian relations with a particular emphasis on the social, cultural, and economics surrounding the emergence of nascent Chinese communities throughout Zambia. Additionally, Chatelard wrote and hosted the landmark 2012 television documentary “King Cobra and the Dragon” on Al Jazeera English about China’s complex engagement in Zambia. Watch the full program below:
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