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Chinese Migrants and Africa's Development: New Imperialists or Agents of Change?

Mohan, Giles; Lampert, Ben; Tan-Mullins, May and Chang, Daphne (2014). Chinese Migrants and Africa's Development: New Imperialists or Agents of Change? London: Zed Books.

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Abstract

China's recent stepping up of relations with Africa is one of the most significant developments on the African continent for decades. For some it promises an end to Africa's dependent aid relationships as the Chinese bring expertise, technology, and a stronger business focus. But for others it is no more than a new form of imperialism.

This book is the first to systematically study the motivations, relationships, and impact of this migration. It focuses not just on the Chinese migrants but also on the perceptions of, and linkages to, their African 'hosts'. By studying this everyday interaction we get a much richer picture of whether this is South-South cooperation, as the political leaders would have us believe, or a more complex relationship that can both compromise and encourage African development.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2014 The Authors
ISBN: 1-78032-916-4, 978-1-78032-916-1
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
The social and political impacts of South-South migration: A comparative analysis of Chinese migrant integration in West AfricaES/G035318/1ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
The politics of Chinese engagement with African 'development': Case studies of Angola and GhanaES/E018408/1ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Extra Information: Hardback ISBN: 9781780329178
Keywords: China-Africa relations; migration and development; asian drivers; BRICS; rising powers; globalisation; Angola; Ghana; Nigeria; Tanzania
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 39686
Depositing User: Ben Lampert
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 09:16
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 12:39
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/39686
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