China-Africa Contemporary Relations:
a Summer Institute for Educators
Dates: June 26, 27, 28, and 29, 2023
Time: 9 am-1:30 pm CST
Registration fee: $125 (includes parking, lunch and all materials)
Registration plus on campus housing for June 25-29, 2023 $400
Registration deadline: June 12, 2023 or until full
Registration link: https://z.umn.edu/chinaafrica
CEUs:20 contact hours
Where: In person, University of Minnesota West Bank, Minneapolis MN
Course Description: China’s ascendancy as a dominant economic and political global power has been the subject of much scholarly and political debate. More specifically, China’s renewed interest in Africa continues to beg the question, what is China’s Africa strategy or Africa – China Strategy? Some scholars suggest that China’s strategic interests in Africa are purely economic, resource extraction, and exploitation, which has led to renewed concerns about neo-colonialism. Other questions raised include how this arrangement will benefit African countries engaged with China. This course seeks to examine these issues and better understand how China’s engagement in Africa may have a consequential impact on the continent.
Sponsored by the African Studies Initiative, a Title VI National Resource Center in the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota.