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The Enigma of Chinese capitalism in Africa: Precarious Labor, Resource Nationalism and the Struggle for South-South Development

Speaker

Ching Kwan Lee, UCLA Sociology Department

Date Oct 18, 2013
Time 3:00 pm  
Location

3057 Lincoln Hall, 702 S Wright Street Urbana

Sponsor

Dept of Sociology

Contact

Brian Dill

Phone 217.244.2279
Event type Public Event
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Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Zambia's copper and construction industries, this talk addresses the questions: what is the peculiarity of Chinese investment in Africa? What are the prospects of China's presence for African development?

Ching Kwan Lee is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and currently a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science at Stanford. Her research interests include labor, development, political sociology, global ethnography and China. She is author of Against the Law: Labor Protests in China’s Rustbelt and Sunbelt and Gender and the South China Miracle. She is working on two book projects, one on Chinese investment and labor practices in Zambia, and the other on forty years of state and society relations in China.

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