Monday, July 7, 2014

Deborah Brautigam and the SAIS China Africa Research Initiative

If you are listening to this podcast, you are no doubt well-acquainted with the research of Prof. Deborah Brautigam, having read The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa or her wonderful blog China in Africa: The Real Story. However, did you know that Prof. Brautigam has started a new, exciting Sino-Africa research initiative? On today's episode, host Winslow Robertson asks Prof. Brautigam about the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) China Africa Research Initiative (CARI), which recently held its inaugural public conference: China’s Agricultural Investment in Africa: ‘Land Grabs’ or ‘Friendship Farms’? If you want to know what one of the top scholars in the Sino-Africa field is up to, or where the field is headed, you owe it to yourself to listen to this episode!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Migration and Imperialism in the Sino-Africa relationship (2/2)

Host Winslow Robertson continues his discussion of the excellent China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa with its author, Prof. Howard W. French  French is associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches reporting, writing, and a spring seminar each year on contemporary China. In this episode, they discuss criticisms of the book as well as how French managed to interview so many diverse peoples.