Symposium: Africa Encounters Global China
Presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison African Studies Program
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
AT&T Lounge, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.
Welcome and Introductions
Gilles Bousquet, Sharon Hutchinson, and Jeremy Foltz
Is China an Authoritarian Model of Development for Africa?
Edward Friedman, Department of Political Science
Is China an Engine of Growth for Africa?
Jeremy Foltz and Ian Coxhead, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
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
Out of Precarity: Politics of Casualization in Africa’s Chinese Enclaves
Ching Kwan Lee, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan
Howard W. French , Shanghai Bureau Chief, New York Times
China’s Grand Return: Serving Africa or Stripping it Bare?
Adama Gaye, Senegalese journalist, former editor, West Africa Magazine
China in Africa: A New Colonial Project?
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