The following think pieces were presented at Making Sense of the China-Africa Relationship: Theoretical Approaches and the Politics of Knowledge, a conference held on November 18 and 19, 2013, at Yale University. The pieces explored some of the following questions:
- How does the China-Africa relationship, and the scholarship on it, inform and informed by broader bodies of theory and analytical approaches?
- How does it connect to broader scholarly and policy discourses regarding the economic, political and cultural dimensions of globalization?
- What does it reveal to us about new relationships in a changing global order?
- Is there a larger frame or field within which to understand these relationships, and what would it be? (Transformations in the global South? Emerging geopolitical powers?)
- How do we teach and prepare students in our respective institutions to research and engage in this cross-regional research?