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GM Room, Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT

DAY 1 – Friday, April 21, 2023

8:00-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-9:00 Welcome & Introductory Remarks: Ted Wittenstein (Yale University), Vivien Chang (Yale University), Benedito Machava (Yale University)

9:00-10:30 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 J. Lee (The Africa Institute): Bandung Historicism

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 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 Lunch

1:30-3:00 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 Coffee break

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

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 the Asians Ran?”: Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o and the Provocation of East Asian Economic Growth

5:15-5:45 Reception

5:45-6:30 Keynote: Arne Westad (Yale University)

6:30 Dinner

DAY 2 – Saturday, April 22, 2023

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:30 Panel: Development and Regimes of Extraction
Chair: Christopher J. 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 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 Panel: Rethinking Histories of Afro-Asianism

Chair: David Engerman (Yale University)

Jeffrey James Byrne (University of British Columbia): What Harm Is There in Diversity: China, India, and the Anti-Imperial Cold War in Africa

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 Lunch

1:30-3:00 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 Coffee break

3:15-4:45 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 Concluding Remarks




Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT


After Bandung: Africa and China in a New Era and the Africa Security Program are sponsored by International Security Studies at the Jackson School of Global Affairs, Yale University.

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