Friday, April 21, 2023

8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30-9:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks: Vivien Chang (Yale University), Benedito Machava (Yale University)

9:00-10:30 a.m. Panel: Bandung Lives and Afterlives
Chair: Vivien Chang (Yale University)

  • Jeremy Friedman (Harvard Business School): Remarks from Ripe for Revolution
  • Nana Osei-Opare (Fordham University): The New Empire Studies?: South-South and Second-Third World Scholarship
  • Christopher Lee (The Africa Institute): Bandung Historicism

10:30-10:45 a.m. Coffee break

10:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Panel: Diplomacy, Taiwan, and the Limits of Self-Determination
Chair: Bisa Williams (Yale University)

  • James Evans (Harvard University): Navigating Agency in China and Taiwan’s Cold War Aid Diplomacy: A Framework for Intra-Third World Competition
  • Jeffrey Ngo (Georgetown University): Betraying Self-Determination: Inside One Tanzanian Ambassador’s Quest against Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, 1970-1972
  • Jorge Njal (Independent Scholar): China-Mozambique Relations and the Taiwan Issue
  • Anatol Klass (Harvard Kennedy School): Imagining a Non-Aligned Taiwan: The Role of “Africa Experts” in the Republic of China’s West African Charm Offensive, 1960-1963

12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m. Panel: Security and Grand Strategy
Chair: Michael Brenes (Yale University)

  • Dawn Murphy (US National War College): Remarks from China’s Rise in the Global South
  • Austin Cooper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): All About Proliferation? Chinese Nuclear Policy and Afro-Asian Solidarity
  • David Shinn (George Washington University): The Evolution Since Bandung of China’s Security Engagement with Africa
  • Njuateh Sebastien (University of Douala): Stakes and Constraints in the Construction of China-Africa Defense Cooperation

3:00-3:15 p.m. Coffee break

3:15-4:45 p.m. Panel: Aid and Economic Sovereignty
Chair: Erez Manela (Harvard University)

  • Sergio Chichava (Eduardo Mondlane University): Whose Trap Is It? The Evolution of Mozambique’s Debt to China
  • Vivian Lu (Fordham University): Commercial Terrains: Demographic Giants, Commodity Quality, and Embodied Geopolitics
  • Chris Alden (London School of Economics): Being Africa’s BRIC(S): Understanding the Sources, Policies, and Changing Dynamics of South Africa-China Relations in the “New Era”
  • Kevin Keller (Yale University): Why Did We Walk While Asians Ran? Chinese Debt and Kenyan Development, 2003-2022
Saturday, April 22, 2023

8:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00-10:30 a.m. Panel: Development and Regimes of Extraction
Chair: Christopher Lee (The Africa Institute)

  • Omolade Adunbi (University of Michigan): Remarks from Enclaves of Exception
  • Miriam Driessen (State University of New York at Buffalo): Litigating China in Ethiopia
  • Hao Chen (Yale University): From Representing China to the “Third Force”: China’s Quest for Legitimacy in the Second Asian-Africa Conference
  • Jodie Sun (Fudan University): The Past and the Present of China-Africa Relations: An Examination of Mining, Health, and Infrastructure

10:30-10:45 a.m. Coffee break

10:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Panel: Rethinking Histories of Afro-Asianism
Chair: David Engerman (Yale University)

  • Jeffrey James Byrne (University of British Columbia): TBD
  • Yanqiu Zheng (Social Science Research Council): Leveraging the Network of Networks: The Social Science Research Council’s Programming on Africa-China and Beyond
  • Harry Verhoeven (Columbia University): Sovereignty is Still the Issue: China, the Horn of Africa and the Limits of “After Bandung”

12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m. Panel: Afro-Chinese Encounters
Chair: Hao Chen (Yale University)

  • Yunxiang Gao (Toronto Metropolitan University): Remarks from Arise Africa, Roar China
  • De-Valera Botchway (University of Cape Coast) and Wincharles Coker (University of Cape Coast): The Burden of the “Yellow” Skin: Deconstructing Sinophobia in West African Popular Discourse
  • Ruodi Duan (Haverford College): Race, Decolonization, and the Contingencies of China-African Relations, 1959-1964
  • Fikayo Akeredolu (University of Oxford): Love in a Time of Racism – How Race affects Sino-African Romantic Relationships

3:00-3:15 p.m. Coffee break

3:15-4:45 p.m. Panel: Mobility, Education, and Technology
Chair: Peng Peng (Yale University)

  • Caitlin Barker (Michigan State University): Anticolonial Pedagogies: Knowledge Exchange between the Union des Populations du Cameroun and the PRC in the Global Cold War
  • Olatunde Taiwo (University of Ghana): Mandarin Mobilities in the Ghanaian Anglosphere, 2013-2022
  • Kudus Adebayo (University of Ibadan): Pandemic Times and Health Diplomacy: Race and Racialization in Africa-China Relations
  • Mingwei Huang (Dartmouth College): Afro-Asian Futures

4:45-5:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks