China's New Role in Africa and the South

China's New Role in Africa and the South

A search for a new perspective
Edited by Dorothy Grace Guerrero, Firoze Manji


China's global expansion is much talked about, but usually from the viewpoint of the West. This unique collection of essays, written by scholars and activists from China and the global South, provides diverse views on the challenges faced by Africa, Latin America and Asia as a result of China's rise as a significant global economic power. Chinese aid, trade and investments – driven by the needs of its own economy – present both threats and opportunities for the South, requiring a nuanced analysis that goes beyond simplistic caricatures of 'good' and 'evil'.

Arising from a conference held in Shanghai in May 2007, when the African Development Bank was also meeting in the city, this book provides a fresh perspective that focuses on the economic, social and environmental impact of China's expansion. It represents the first attempt to establish a dialogue between civil society in China and the global south.

The contributors include Dorothy-Grace Guerrero, Walden Bello, Luk Tak Chuen, Shalmali Guttal, Yu Xiaogang, Ding Pin, Xu Weizhong, Dot Keet, Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong, Lucy Corkin, Ali Askouri, Yuza Maw Htoon, Khin Zaw Win, Alexandre de Freitas Barbosa, Fu Tao and Peter Bosshard.

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Title China's New Role in Africa and the South
Subtitle A search for a new perspective
Publisher Pambazuka Press
Imprint Fahamu Books
BISAC Subject Heading POL033000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
SOC042000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries
BUS068000 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BIC Subject Heading GTF Development studies
JPS International relations
Audience 01 General / trade
06 Professional and scholarly
Audience Activists, campaigners, NGO-workers, academics, journalists, commentators
Credit Fahamu Ltd
Title First Published 29 February 2008
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: JPS      93 Thema subject category: GTP
Includes Index
Format Paperback
Nb of pages X - 272 p. Index .
ISBN-10 1-906387-26-5
ISBN-13 978-1-906387-26-6
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781906387266
Related Formats Electronic version available as GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9781906387280
Publication Date 29 February 2008
Main content page count 272
Front matter page count (Roman) 10
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.9 x 1.5 cm
Weight 490 gr
List Price £16.95
Format PDF
Nb of pages Index .
Product Detail PDF
ISBN-10 1906387281
ISBN-13 9781906387280
Related Formats Epublication based on (print product) GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9781906387266
Publication Date 01 February 2008
Format Multi-item Pack
Nb of pages Index .
Reference no. BUNPDF9781906387266
Weight 490 gr
List Price £30.90

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