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Symposium: Africa Encounters Global China

April 8, 2008

Presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison African Studies Program

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

AT&T Lounge, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.

3:00 P.M.

Welcome and Introductions

Gilles Bousquet, Sharon Hutchinson, and Jeremy Foltz

3:15

Is China an Authoritarian Model of Development for Africa?

Edward Friedman, Department of Political Science

3:35

Is China an Engine of Growth for Africa?

Jeremy Foltz and Ian Coxhead, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

4:00

One Helps One, Two Become Red: Technology Transfer in the Social Spaces of Work during the Construction of the Tazara Railway, 1968-1976

Jamie Monson, Department of History, Carleton College

4:20

Out of Precarity: Politics of Casualization in Africa’s Chinese Enclaves

Ching Kwan Lee, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan

5:00

Featured Speaker

Howard W. French , Shanghai Bureau Chief, New York Times

China’s Grand Return: Serving Africa or Stripping it Bare?

5:45

Featured Speaker

Adama Gaye, Senegalese journalist, former editor, West Africa Magazine

China in Africa: A New Colonial Project?

6:30

Roundtable Dicussion with All Presenters

Moderated by Crawford Young, Department of Political Science

Co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, Global Studies, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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