China's Diplomacy in Eastern and Southern Africa

Front Cover
Seifudein Adem
Routledge, May 23, 2016 - Political Science - 278 pages
0 Reviews
In contemporary discourse on China-Africa relations, there are, on the one hand, the Sino-pessimists who see China as a giant vacuum-cleaner, sucking up Africa’s resources in order to fuel its own rapid industrialization, and destroying Africa’s development potential in the process. On the other hand, the Sino-optimists see China as the ultimate savior of Africa, capable of or willing to 'develop' the continent. Between the two divergent schools of thought are those sitting on the fence for the time being, the Sino-pragmatists, who are less sanguine for sure about what Africa would gain from China-Africa relations, but are nevertheless willing to reserve judgment until the dust settles. This book is innovative in two ways: it introduces a regional approach to the study of China-Africa relations by focusing on Eastern and Southern Africa; and it puts forward a disciplinary framework- disciplinary in both senses of that term- for interrogating the burgeoning literature about China-Africa relations by conceptualizing the three schools of thought mentioned above.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


List of Figures and Tables
Impact of the Growing Chinese Foreign Trade on the Economy
Race and Revolution in SinoAfrican
Trends in SinoZambian Relations
Strategic Context
Perspectives on SinoTanzanian Relations
Themes and Issues
7A New AllWeather Friend? Chinas Evolving Relations with
The Logic of Chinas Diplomacy in Ethiopia
Chinas Foreign Policy toward Africa from the Bandung
A Conclusion

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information