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.

3:00 P.M.

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


Featured Speaker

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

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


Featured Speaker

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