International And Multidisciplinary Conference "Africa And The Rise Of Asia"

Country: France

City: Paris

Abstr. due: 31.08.2019

Dates: 12.02.20 — 14.02.20

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Organizers: Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Université Le Havre Normandie


The conference is open to individual and group paper presentations. Those willing to present their papers are invited to submit their abstracts before August 31, 2019. The selected abstracts will be communicated to their authors in October 2019. Please, follow the instruction below.

Relationships between Asia and Africa have a long history, in which we can see many instances of the movement of people and goods, including trade across the Pacific and Indian Oceans and waves of South East Asian migration to Madagascar. Many Chinese and Indians migrated to Africa under Western imperialism. Independence movements first gained momentum in Asia, symbolised by the Bandung Conference in 1955, and this “Third World” solidarity paved the way for Africa. Following the U.S.-led international framework after the Second World War, international aid relationships between “donor” and “recipient” countries have lasted long time. However, the fact that Asian countries have been increasingly involved in the financing of African development over the past decades has been gaining attention. In its ideological framework during the Cold War, China played an important role in the liberation movements of Southern African countries. It has established recently multiple alternative relations with African countries. Moreover, with accelerating globalisation, Asia-Africa relationships in terms of international trade have outweighed those based on pre-existing aid frameworks. What will those multidimensional change mean for Africa and Asia? What exactly are these changes? We invite contributions from different angles — cultural, economical, political, social… — for fruitful discussions.

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