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The Specter of Global China: Contesting the Power and Peril of Chinese State Capital in Zambia
The Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Califronia, Berkeley presents a colloquium "The Specter of Global China: Contesting the Power and Peril of Chinese State Capital in Zambia" co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies on September 12 from 4:00-6 p.m.
Speaker/Performer: Ching Kwan Lee, Sociology, UCLA
Sponsor: Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
This talk analyzes the peculiarity of outbound Chinese state capital by comparing it with global private capital in copper and construction in Zambia. Refuting the dominant narratives of “Chinese colonialism” and “south-south cooperation”, comparative ethnographic data collected over a five-year period chronicle the multi-faceted struggles that confront and differentiate these two varieties of capital entailing uneven potentials for post-colonial African development.
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