中国与非洲:全球性的相遇课程详细信息

课程号 02432360 学分 3
英文名称 China and Africa: Global Encounters in History and Present
先修课程 无先修课程要求。
中文简介 本课程为英文授课。
英文简介 The twenty-first century has witnessed unprecedented growth of economic cooperation between African countries and China. Achille Mbembe, a prominent African political philosopher, once proclaims that Africa-China will become the most important “material relations” in global capitalism. Over the last two decades, China’s accelerating influence on the African continent has raised a host of questions. Is Africa China’s second continent? How do African states and African people respond to opportunities and challenges posed by China’s presence? Is China a development model for Africa? Are Chinese people racist? How much soft power does China have in Africa? How do China and Africa portray each other in arts and literatures?

To address these questions, our course focuses on both the material and nonmaterial dimensions of this fast-developing relationship. On the one hand, we will challenge the often-skewed treatment of China in Africa as a unitary presence by looking closely at three different levels of engagement: the state and the state-owned enterprises, medium and small sized private companies, and the grassroots adventurists and migrants. On the other hand, we will examine China-Africa relations through the lenses of popular media, moving images, contemporary arts, and literary texts. It is our firm belief that the representation and construction of identity and otherness is an essential component of everyday life that fundamentally shapes our experience, perception, and even prejudice in cross-cultural communications and encounters. In this course we will explore:
? The history and the present state of China-Africa relations,
? key myths and rumours about China’s involvement in Africa,
? preliminary development impacts of China’s presence on the continent,
? the role of migration and migrants in China-Africa engagement,
? and the relevance of media, film, art, and literature in contemporary China-Africa relations.

By thinking critically about China-Africa engagement, we hope that our students each will become a better observer of our shared and increasingly globalized world. It is our contention that China-Africa is by no means an Afroasian story only; more profoundly, it is a story of global encounters. Through the use of academic, journalistic, and various visual evidence, we help students to interrogate and gain deeper understanding of key themes such as state and development, race and gender, culture and capitalism, and diaspora and globalization. Ultimately, we hope that students will apply such concepts not only to the study of other subjects but also to their lives beyond school.
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教学大纲 By thinking critically about China-Africa engagement, we hope that our students each will become a better observer of our shared and increasingly globalized world. It is our contention that China-Africa is by no means an Afroasian story only; more profoundly, it is a story of global encounters. Through the use of academic, journalistic, and various visual evidence, we help students to interrogate and gain deeper understanding of key themes such as state and development, race and gender, culture and capitalism, and diaspora and globalization. Ultimately, we hope that students will apply such concepts not only to the study of other subjects but also to their lives beyond school.
Session 1 Study China-Africa: Why and How? (3 hours)
Session 2 Place China-Africa in Context: Does History Matter? (3 hours)
Session 3 Will Africa Feed China? From Dazhai Model to New Paradigms in Agricultural Cooperation (3 hours)
Session 4 Field Trip I: “Being an African in Beijing” (4 hours)
Session 5 China-Africa Industrial Cooperation: Bulldozer or Locomotive? (3 hours)
Session 6 “How Much Soft Power Does China Have in Africa?” The Voice of China in Africa and China-Africa Media Interactions (3 hours)
Session 7 Field Trip II: China-Africa Media Interactions (4 hours)
Session 8 A Silent Invasion? From Coolie Trade to New Waves of Chinese Migration in Africa (3 hours)
Session 9 “Chocolate Cities”: Dreams and Realities of Africans in China (3 hours)
Session 10 Documentary Film Screening or Exhibition Visit (4 hours)
Session 11 From “Kongfu Film” to “Nollywood” and “Quaishou Video”: Understanding Otherness through Popular Moving Images (3 hours)
Session 12 “The Agency of Arts”:  Interrogating “Chinafrica” (“中非”) in Contemporary African Arts (3 hours)
Session 13 Are Chinese People Racist? Rethinking Race, Gender, and Culture (4 hours)
Session 14 Writing Against/ Beyond “Imperial Rhetoric”? Tracing Africa-China in Literary Representations and Movements (3 hours)
Session 15 An Open Conclusion: Third World, Global South, and Beyond (4 hours)
The class will meet five days a week, either in class or on field trips. Student participants are expected to have read some of the assigned readings before coming to class and engage in class discussions. In addition to readings suggested in the syllabus, students are encouraged to find additional outside readings and resources. All students will be expected to write two field trip essays during the program. There will be a final exam on the last day of the course.
? Final Exam: 30%
? Field Trip Essays: 40% (two essays, 20% each)
? Class Participation and Presentation: 30%
教学评估 许亮:
学年度学期:18-19-3,课程班:中国与非洲:全球性的相遇1,课程推荐得分:null,教师推荐得分:null,课程得分分数段:null;
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学年度学期:18-19-3,课程班:中国与非洲:全球性的相遇1,课程推荐得分:null,教师推荐得分:null,课程得分分数段:null;