China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

A New York Times Notable Book Chinese immigrants of the recent past and unfolding twenty-first century are in search of the African dream. So explains indefatigable traveler Howard W. French, prize-winning investigative journalist and former New York Times bureau chief in Africa and China, in the definitive account of this seismic geopolitical development. China’s burgeoning presence in Africa is already shaping, and reshaping, the future of millions of people. From Liberia to Senegal to Mozambique, in creaky trucks and by back roads, French introduces us to the characters who make up China’s dogged emigrant population: entrepreneurs singlehandedly reshaping African infrastructure, and less-lucky migrants barely scraping by but still convinced of Africa’s opportunities. French’s acute observations offer illuminating insight into the most pressing unknowns of modern Sino-African relations: Why China is making these cultural and economic incursions into the continent; what Africa’s role is in this equation; and what the ramifications for both parties and their people—and the watching world—will be in the foreseeable future.One of the Best Books of the Year at • The Economist • The Guardian • Foreign Affairs

  • Brand: French Howard W
  • ASIN: 0307946657

China in Africa (African Arguments)

China in Africa (African Arguments)

Nowhere in the world is China's rapid rise to power more evident than in Africa. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals to the influx of thousands of merchants, laborers and cheap consumer goods, China's economic and political reach is redefining Africa's traditional ties with the international community. This book investigates the emerging relationship between China and Africa to determine whether this engagement will be that of a development partner, economic competitor or new hegemony. Alden argues that in order to understand Chinese involvement on the continent, we need to recognize the range of economic, diplomatic and security rationales behind Beijing's Africa policy as well as the response of African elites to China's entreaties. Only then can the new challenges and opportunities for Africa and the West be accurately assessed.

  • ASIN: 1842778641

The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa

The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa

Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? In the last few years, China's aid program has leapt out of the shadows. Media reports about huge aid packages, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world sparked fierce debates. These debates, however, took place with very few hard facts. China's tradition of secrecy about its aid fueled rumors and speculation, making it difficult to gauge the risks and opportunities provided by China's growing embrace. This well-timed book, by one of the world's leading experts, provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Brautigam tackles the myths and realities, explaining what the Chinese are doing, how they do it, how much aid they give, and how it all fits into their "going global" strategy. Drawing on three decades of experience in China and Africa, and hundreds of interviews in Africa, China, Europe and the U.S., Brautigam shines new light on a topic of great interest.China has ended poverty for hundreds of millions of its own citizens. Will Chinese engagement benefit...

  • Brand: Deborah Brautigam
  • ASIN: 0199606293

CHINA: The New Imperialists & Neo- Colonialists in Africa?

CHINA: The New Imperialists & Neo- Colonialists in Africa?

Chinese generally look condescendingly on the humanity of black Africans, but over the past decades there have been a huge influx of Chinese on the African continent. What is driving the Chinese to the African continent? Are the Chinese in Africa to help Africa develop in their so-called "win-win, or south-south"development method? Or are the Chinese in Africa to exploit the huge super abundant raw materials and mineral resources to fuel their expanding industries?It is true that the Chinese are currently building monumental stadiums, presidential palaces, conference halls,but as much as Africans are grateful for these they do not represent economic progress for Africa. What we see though is Chinese offering huge loans to African nations in return for their raw materials. Ironically, most of the loans end up in the hands of Chinese contractors undertaking the construction projects, Chinese labor working in the projects, and Chinese materials and products used in the projects. In the end African governments are left holding the bag of huge repayments back to China. Moreover, some, if not, many of the infrastructure are often shoddy as the case of Angolan hospital, and many roads in Africa have demonstrated. Additionally, Chinese also support African dictators like Mugabe of Zimbab...

  • Brand: Insaidoo Kwame A
  • ASIN: 1524604593

Little North Road: Africa in China

Little North Road: Africa in China

Little North Road is a photographic collaboration that looks at a pedestrian bridge in the middle of Guangzhou. The bridge serves as a symbolic gateway into China from Africa. At the heart of this book is a selection of images collected from two Chinese itinerant portrait photographers, Wu Yong Fu and Zeng Xian Fang. Equipped with digital cameras, they have made a living making portraits for Africans who wanted a memento of their time in China. Daniel Traub’s photographs explore the broader dynamics of the area and provide a context through which to look at the work of Wu and Zeng.As China’s power and reach have grown, it has become a new center of gravity pulling people from remote lands. Guangzhou has become a magnet for Africans and other groups who have come in search of opportunity and to trade in the goods produced in the Pearl River Delta. Recent developments, however, call into question whether this cosmopolitanism is an inevitable part of China’s future or a moment that has already passed.DAS AUF AMAZON.DE ANGEGEBENE ERSCHEINUNGDATUM BEZIEHT SICH NUR AUF USA. DER TITEL IST IN EUROPA BEREITS LIEFERBAR, AUCH DURCH AMAZON.DE /THE PUBLICATION DATE INDICATED HERE IS ONLY FOR USA. THIS TITLE IS ALREADY AVAILABLE IN EUROPE, ALSO ON AMAZON.DE

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  • ASIN: 3868286292

China and Africa: A Century of Engagement

China and Africa: A Century of Engagement

The People's Republic of China once limited its involvement in African affairs to building an occasional railroad or port, supporting African liberation movements, and loudly proclaiming socialist solidarity with the downtrodden of the continent. Now Chinese diplomats and Chinese companies, both state-owned and private, along with an influx of Chinese workers, have spread throughout Africa. This shift is one of the most important geopolitical phenomena of our time. China and Africa: A Century of Engagement presents a comprehensive view of the relationship between this powerful Asian nation and the countries of Africa.This book, the first of its kind to be published since the 1970s, examines all facets of China's relationship with each of the fifty-four African nations. It reviews the history of China's relations with the continent, looking back past the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949. It looks at a broad range of areas that define this relationship—politics, trade, investment, foreign aid, military, security, and culture—providing a significant historical backdrop for each. David H. Shinn and Joshua Eisenman's study combines careful observation, meticulous data analysis, and detailed understanding gained through diplomatic experience and extensive tra...

  • Brand: Shinn David H
  • ASIN: 0812244192

Living in . . . Around the World Collection: Living in . . . Brazil; Living in . . . China; Living in . . . India; Living in . . . Italy; Living in . . . Mexico; Living in . . . South Africa

Living in . . . Around the World Collection: Living in . . . Brazil; Living in . . . China; Living in . . . India; Living in . . . Italy; Living in . . . Mexico; Living in . . . South Africa

Discover what it’s like to grow up all around the world in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read series all about kids just like you in other countries!Ciao! Oi! Ni hao! ¡Hola! Dumela! Namaskar! Do you want to take a trip around the world? Now you can with the first six books in the Living in series, all in one beautiful boxed set with a carry-along handle! Discover Brazil, China, Italy, India, Mexico, and South Africa through the eyes of kids just like you. Swing by South Africa for a game of rugby, explore the ancient history of Italy, take a tour of Brazil’s biggest cities, and learn how to celebrate Diwali in India, the Day of the Dead in Mexico, and the Dragon Boat Festival in China…all before dinnertime! Each book in our Living in… series is narrated by a kid growing up in their home country and is filled with fresh, modern illustrations as well as loads of history, geography, and cultural goodies that fit perfectly into Common Core standards. Join kids from all over the world on a globe-trotting adventure with the Living in… series—sure to be a hit with children, parents, educators, and librarians alike! This collectible boxed set includes: Living in…Italy Living in…Brazil Living in…China Living in…Mexico Living in…India Living in…Sout...

  • ASIN: 1534401997

China in Africa: Articulating China's Africa Policy

China in Africa: Articulating China's Africa Policy

China in Africa Articulating China s Africa Policy examines the rise of China and how the country is adjusting to its increasingly growing status, role and influence in international politics. It is indeed in the context of consolidating that rise that today s China s presence in Africa can be explained. The book, therefore, focuses on China s investments strategy in Africa in the context of China s rising economic and strategic clout. China needs market-entry investments and resources access strategies to support its growing economy, and its expending manufacturing sector. The low market entry and abundant raw materials situation of the African continent offers to China this opportunity. In this study, the book articulates China s approach to engaging Africa in contrast with the Western approach. It sheds light on what seems to be a calibrated approach, showcased with China s involvement in the countries of Sudan, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Angola and South Africa. With numerous chapters written from the African perspective, the book also examines the responses and reactions of African governments and the people in general, and addresses the tensions that have sporadically emerged. Finally, the books assesses overall the chances for success of China s involvement in Africa on one hand, ...

  • ASIN: 159221942X

The West and China in Africa: Civilization without Justice

The West and China in Africa: Civilization without Justice

The West and China in Africa: Civilization without Justice is an outcome of Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen's personal intellectual struggle, life experience, and an attempt to understand Christ and his message within the cultural context of Africa. The intellectual struggle has to do with the paradoxical reality of Africa's situation. An attempt to reconcile the seemingly irreconcilable situation of Africa tests and stretches anyone's mind beyond limit. According to archaeological and geological findings, Africa is the first habitat of humanity and yet it is the least habitable place in the world today. The continent is extremely rich with natural resources, but it is known for poverty, disease, malnutrition, and starvation. As some Afro-centric scholars argue, Africa is the birthplace of world civilization and yet it is known for destruction. Social instability is rampant; coup d'état and counter coup d'état is common. Displacement and the number of refugees are ever increasing. As a person of African origin and now a US citizen, Mekonnen was able to see realities objectively in the eyes of an African and American. This book explores the myth and reality of Western, Eastern, and African dictators' role in the history of Africa.

  • ASIN: 1498220185

The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment in Africa

The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment in Africa

China has recently emerged as one of Africa’s top business partners, aggressively pursuing its raw materials and establishing a mighty presence in the continent’s booming construction market. Among major foreign investors in Africa, China has stirred the most fear, hope, and controversy. For many, the specter of a Chinese neocolonial scramble is looming, while for others China is Africa’s best chance at economic renewal. Yet, global debates about China in Africa have been based more on rhetoric than on empirical evidence. Ching Kwan Lee’s The Specter of Global China is the first comparative ethnographic study that addresses the critical question: Is Chinese capital a different kind of capital?   Offering the clearest look yet at China’s state-driven investment in Africa, this book is rooted in six years of extensive fieldwork in copper mines and construction sites in Zambia, Africa’s copper giant. Lee shadowed Chinese, Indian, and South African managers in underground mines, interviewed Zambian miners and construction workers, and worked with Zambian officials. Distinguishing carefully between Chinese state capital and global private capital in terms of their business objectives, labor practices, managerial ethos, and political engagement with the Zambian state and s...

  • ASIN: 022634083X
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