Recent Books & Reports

Publications on China-Africa have proliferated over the years. While many earlier works are listed in Course Outlines & Bibliographies, the following list contains some of the most recent China-Africa books and long reports published in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Please note that this is neither a comprehensive list of all books or reports on China-Africa nor an endorsement of those included. These have been brought to our attention, written, or edited by members of the CA/AC Network as well as by other experts. If you know of other publications that should be included on this list, please contact us.

2016

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Tea Practices in Mongolia: Female Power and Gendered Meanings From Birth to Death

Gabriel BAMANA, Ph.D Social Anthropology, University of Wales, Trinity St David (UK) D/Anthropology, University of Minnesota.

Commendatory Preface: Professor Victor H. Mair, University of Pennsylvania

 

“ It is both the genius and the beauty of this book that the author has chosen to focus on tea as a lens though which to view some powerful verities about Mongolian community life. Tea may be no more than the dried and more or less oxidized leaf of a type of camellia, but during the last millennium or so, it has become one of the most powerful forces on earth…Recommended for research libraries” Professor Victor Mair, Sinologist and specialist in Buddhist popular literature.

Tea Practices in Mongolia is a scholarly monograph based on years of field work in Mongolia as well as original research in Asia, Europe and North America. It is an original and detailed ethnography of tea practices, female power and gendered meaning in Mongolia. It is also a welcome addition to the field by an African scholar of distinction who is one of the few Black African researchers in Central Asia.

This work makes two major contributions to the field of Mongolian studies and anthropology.  This is a first detailed ethnography of tea practices in Mongolia, a country that does not produce tea and yet is a major tea consumer. The book tells the story of what people do with tea in Mongolia. The second contribution of this work is the description of female power and gendered meanings as the experience connected to tea practices. Female power is the experience of impacting on other people’s acts from a gendered position of power. Through tea practices, which are ascribed to women, women construct gendered meanings that are a contribution to the cultural system in Mongolia.  For a society that is predominantly described as patriarchal, this work brings to shore the experience of a female world of meanings different from the rest and yet that stands in complementarity with it.

 

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Entrepreneurs africains et chinois, Les impacts sociaux d’une rencontre particulière

Karsten GIESE, Laurence MARFAING (Editors)

 

 

 

 

Events over Endeavours, Jura

 

Events Over Endeavours: Image of the Chinese in Zambia and Angola

Jaroslaw JURA, Kaja KALUZYNSKA, Paulo de CARVALHO

 

 


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2015

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Will Africa Feed China?

Deborah BRAUTIGAM

 


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非洲自由铁路:中国的发展项目如何改变坦桑尼亚人民的生活和谋生之计 [Africa's Freedom Railway: How a Chinese Development Project Changed Lives and Livelihoods in Tanzania]

Jamie MONSON

 


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2014

 

2013