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Despite the accumulation of studies drawing from other fields, China-Africa studies still bears the hallmarks of its origins and popularization in IR – in Western and Chinese scholarship, and in this continues to shape subsequent work on it. New Directions in Africa--China Studies takes a step back from the ‘events-driven’ reactions and analysis characterizing much analysis in order to reflect more deeply on questions concerning how this has been, is and can be studied.
This book offers a comprehensive and authoritative analytical review of the burgeoning area of China-Africa studies. The contributors draw on various disciplinary perspectives, posing not just methodological and theoretical questions about China-Africa and arguments for repositioning this as Africa-China but also raising wider issues, such as higher education in Africa or the global impact of China on social science.
Showcasing a range of perspectives by an authoritative array of leading and emerging scholars, New Directions in Africa--China Studies is an essential read for scholars of the Africa—China relationshisp. It is also an authoritative resource for courses on African international relations, Chinese international relations, the South in Global Politics, or South-South development.