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China's aid & soft power in Africa : the case of education & training /
Kenneth King.
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Suffolk : James Currey, 2013.
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xvii, 238 p. 24 cm.
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1847010652, 9781847010650
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Suffolk : James Currey, 2013.
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1847010652
9781847010650
abstract
China's rincreasing role as an education and Human Capital donor in Africa, and the significance of this both economically and politically.
catalogue key
8947651
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-228) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Kenneth King is Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh, where he was Director of the Centre of African Studies for 20 years. He is now international advisor for China's largest Institute of African Studies.
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Why does China run one of the world's largest short-term training programmes, with plans to bring 30,000 Africans to China between 2013 and 2015? Why does it give generous support to 24 Confucius Institutes teaching Mandarin and Chinese culture at many of Africa's top universities from the Cape to Cairo? Why is China one of the very few countries to increase the number of full scholarships for Africans to study in its universities, a total of 18,000 anticipated between 2013 and 2015? China claims to have been involved for 60 years in South-South cooperation of mutual benefit to China and Africa. While its dramatic economic and trade impact, particularly on Africa, has caught global attention, little focus has yet been given to its role as an education donor - and especially to the critical role of China's support for training and human resource development for Africans in China, and within Africa itself. It is vital that we understand what is going on, and why education is so important in China-Africa relations. Here is hard evidence from Egypt, Cameroon, Ethiopia, South Africa and Kenya of the dramatic growth of China's soft power and increasing impact in capacity-building, and of the implications of this for Africa, China and the world. Kenneth King is Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh, where he was Director of the Centre of African Studies for 20 years. Since 2007, he has been international advisor for China's largest Institute of African Studies.
Main Description
Why does China run one of the world's largest short-term training programmes, with plans to bring 30,000 Africans to China between 2013 and 2015? Why does it give generous support to 31 Confucius Institutes teaching Mandarin and Chinese culture at many of Africa's top universities from the Cape to Cairo? Why is China one of the very few countries to increase the number of full scholarships for Africans to study in its universities, a total of 18,000 anticipated between 2013 and 2015? China claims to have been involved for 60 years in South-South cooperation of mutual benefit to China and Africa. While its dramatic economic and trade impact, particularly on Africa, has caught global attention, little focus has yet been given to its role as an education donor - and especially to the critical role of China's support for training and human resource development for Africans in China, and within Africa itself. It is vital that we understand what is going on, and why education is so important in China-Africa relations. Here is hard evidence from Ethiopia, South Africa and Kenya of the dramatic growth of China's soft power and increasing impact in capacity-building, and of the implications of this for Africa, China and the world. Kenneth King is Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh, where he was Director of the Centre of African Studies for 20 years. Since 2007, he has been international advisor for China's largest Institute of African Studies.
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China's increasing role as an education donor in Africa, and the significance of this both economically and politically.
Bowker Data Service Summary
China claims to have been involved for 60 years in South-South cooperation of mutual benefit to China and Africa. While its dramatic economic and trade impact, particularly on Africa, has caught global attention, little focus has yet been given to its role as an education donor - and especially to the critical role of China's support for training and human resource development for Africans in China, and within Africa itself. This book presents hard evidence from Ethiopia, South Africa and Kenya of the dramatic growth of China's soft power and increasing impact in capacity-building, and of the implications of this for Africa, China and the world.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
China & Africa: Origins, documents & discourses in relation to human resource developmentp. 1
China's Higher Education Partnerships with Africa: Modalities for mutual cooperation?p. 29
African Students in China: Changing characteristics, contexts & challengesp. 68
Chinese Enterprise & Training in Africa: A theatre for win-win cooperation?p. 104
China & Traditional Donors: Convergence or divergence?p. 144
China's Soft Power in Africa: Past, present & futurep. 172
Conclusionp. 208
Appendixp. 213
Bibliographyp. 215
Indexp. 229
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