What is it Like to be an African in China?

Adams Bodomo, FSI-Humanities Center International Visitor, 2011-12,Stanford University

Adams Bodomo will look at what has often been termed "Africa's newest diaspora" by reviewing contemporary Africa - China relations. Closer official interactions between these two areas have led to an increasing number of Africans visiting, settling, and forming communities in China. Bodomo will share the results of a study he undertook with 700 Africans across six main Chinese cities. The research addresses many aspects of everyday life among Africans in China, from why Africans go to China to how they are received by the Chinese state. This work has theoretical implications for cross-cultural and cross-linguistic studies in an era of globalization.

About the Speaker

Adams Bodomo is African Studies Programme Director at the School of Humanities, University of Hong Kong. He obtained his PhD from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology after receiving Bachelors and Masters Degrees at the University of Ghana. Dr. Bodomo has given invited lectures at several leading institutions, including Yale University, SOAS, and Peking University. His latest book is entitled: Africans in China: An Investigation into the African Presence in China and its Consequences on Africa - China Relations (in press with Cambria Press, NY).  Dr. Bodomo was nominated by the Department of Linguistics and will be at Stanford for the months of October and November, 2011.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 | 1:30 pm — 2:45 pm
The Board Room, Stanford Humanities Center

Stanford Humanities Center