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Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series

China and Africa

A New Paradigm of Global Business

Editors: Kim, Young-Chan (Ed.)

  • Includes coverage of diplomatic relations between China and Africa with particular regard to energy
  • Examines the determinants of Chinese FDI
  • Presents research on Chinese companies’ efforts to create socially responsible business operations in Africa
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About this book

This book encapsulates the ‘New Normal Policy’ which has changed the regional policy between China and the African continent. This volume emphasises China’s role in Africa as a collaborator in an attempt to fulfil the Beijing consensus in emerging countries. The contextual research encompasses how one can comprehend the influence of the Chinese model in Africa and her diplomatic relations with the continent. China and Africa: A New Paradigm of Global Business endeavours to define whether or not the Washington model has become weathered, and the Beijing consensus more relevant in this specific continent.  

About the authors

Young-Chan Kim is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Greenwich, UK. Dr Kim has intensely researched China and the Asian Pacific region, with six publications including Chinese Global Production Networks in the ASEAN, and US Firms’ Business Competence in the Taiwanese IT Industry. He has also written articles for other academic books and journals.

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“China and Africa: A new paradigm of global business is a comprehensive collection covering a broad range of political, historical and economic accounts in the field of China–Africa relations. … book is recommended to a wide readership, ranging from students to policymakers with backgrounds in international relations, anthropology and history, among others. … serves as a valuable tool, with empirical data, for readers with an interest in understanding the dynamics of Sino–African relations in this fast-moving, globalised world.” (Yejoo Kim, South African Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 24 (4), November, 2017)


China and Africa: A New Paradigm of Global Business has a good collection of chapters dealing with important issues related to China’s footprint in Africa. Three useful aspects of China’s impact are pinpointed: the state policy, the business investment and the associated ideology. Serious readers will be inspired to tackle the following critical questions: how true is China’s contribution to Africa’s recent industrial development?; how real is the so-called “Beijing model” as practiced in Africa?; and how far can China pursue its global strategy in Africa under the slogans of peaceful rise and harmonious world?” (Hsin-Hunag Michael Hsiao, Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Global Shift in Economic Power to Asia and the Challenges of Africa’s Industrialisation in the Twenty-First Century

    Okolo, Lauren

    Pages 1-19

  • ‘Safari Tour’ and Zhou’s Dream of Mao’s Land in Africa

    Kim, Young-Chan

    Pages 23-54

  • From White Elephants to Flying Geese: China in Africa a New Model for Development or More of the Same

    Thorborg, Marina

    Pages 55-79

  • Cyrildene Chinatown, Suburban Settlement, and Ethnic Economy in Post-Apartheid Johannesburg

    Xu, Liang

    Pages 81-104

  • China’s Energy Diplomacy Towards Africa from the Perspective of Politics

    Aiqin, Cheng (et al.)

    Pages 105-152

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eBook £73.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47030-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £92.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47029-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China and Africa
Book Subtitle
A New Paradigm of Global Business
Editors
  • Young-Chan Kim
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47030-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47030-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47029-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 291
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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