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Title:African Studies in China in the Twentieth Century: A Historiographical Survey
Author:Li Anshan
Year:2005
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:48
Issue:1
Period:April
Pages:59-87
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
China
Subjects:African studies
1900-1999
Education and Oral Traditions
History and Exploration
Bibliography/Research
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/african_studies_review/v048/48.1anshan.pdf
Abstract:The author surveys African studies in China during the 20th century. He looks at history, politics, cultural studies and other related fields. The paper is divided into five parts: Sensing Africa (1900-1949), Supporting Africa (1949-1965), Understanding Africa (1966-1976) and Studying Africa (1977-2000). From a Chinese perspective, the author tells how, when and why Chinese scholars have conducted their research on Africa according to paradigms that evolved during the last century. In conclusion, the author points out the achievements as well as the problems in African studies in China today. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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