China-Africa scholars are becoming younger and more diverse


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By The China Africa Project, Eric Ol, er, and Cobus van Staden. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

It wasn't that long ago when most China-Africa scholars were white professors based in European or U.S. universities. That is no longer true anymore. A recent academic conference in Brussels showcased the new face of Sino-African academia that is younger, more ethnically and geographically diverse.

One of the conference organizers, Solange Guo Chaterlard, a well-known China-Africa scholar herself, joins Eric & Cobus to discuss why this recent conference was so notable and her advice for students considering a career in academic research.

Join the discussion. Have you noticed that China-Africa scholarship has become more diverse among both faculty and students? Let us know what you think.


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