The World In Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China's Global Marketplace
Welcome to a public lecture with Gordon Mathews, Professor and Chair in the Anthropology Department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. Jesper Bjarnesen, senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, will be chairing the lecture.
Open to all, no registration required.
This lecture explores the relations between Africans and Arabs and other foreigners and the Chinese residents of Guangzhou, and looks at low-end globalization and business relations between Africans and Chinese, romantic relations between Africans and Chinese, and religious belief: "We believe in God but Chinese believe only in gold." It asks, "How can low-end globalization work between Africans and Chinese, groups that typically don't trust one another?" and it explores whether or not Guangzhou might represent a future multicultural and multi-ethnic China.
Gordon Mathews is Professor and Chair in the Anthropology Department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. This lecture is based on his recent book by the same name (University of Chicago Press).