Prof. Lee on Africa's Chinese Enclaves

by Jing Liu ~ October 8th, 2008. Filed under: What others are saying.

Ching Kwan Lee’s talk at Departmetn of Sociology drew a big audience. It was about her fieldwork in Zambia and Tanzania on two Chinese investment projects. What impressed me the most was that she emphasized on the class struggles against casualization instead of tensions between races. Some interesting points she made: Chinese managers abandoned socialism and they are fully convinced that they know how to develop a poor country. China’s uniqueness is not because what it does but the attention it has received.

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