Call for Papers:
African Voices on China’s Emergence
Call for Papers Date:
CALL FOR PAPERS
VOLUME 7, NUMBER 2, 2011:
‘African Voices on China’s Emergence’
UCT’s Centre for African Studies and its interdisciplinary postgraduate, peer-reviewed journal, postamble invite you to submit papers, photographic essays and book reviews that deal with this edition’s theme.
The emerging China-Africa relationship is perhaps the most topical issue in African studies at the moment. This growing interest reflects a seismic shift in international relations marked by the rise of China. Between 1996 and 2010, bilateral trade between China and Africa grew from US$4 billion to an excess of US$100 billion.v
What does China's rise mean for Africa? How should Africa respond in this rapidly shifting international environment?
This special edition calls for 1) critical evaluation of the emerging literature on China-Africa studies broadly defined and, 2) firsthand accounts of African experiences of Chinese emergence on the continent.
A dominant narrative of the story of China’s rise in Africa has portrayed African continent as a silent, passive bystander –the subject of a second ‘Scramble for Africa. The objective of this special edition is to redress the fact that whilst the rise of China has affected Africans in most spheres of life, but African experience, reaction, commentary, critique and judgments are seldom heard.
Therefore, we seek contributions that challenge ‘accepted wisdom’ about China’s rise in Africa and aim to give voice to the subaltern from the continent and beyond.
We are interested in high quality, original submissions, from a range of disciplines.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30 July 2011
Long papers should be between 5000 and 8000 words and short submissions– 1500-3000 words; photographic essays –10 to 15 photographs, 1000-1200 words.
Emailed submissions should be addressed to The Managing Editor, and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
You can also submit on our website: www.postamble.org
Please ensure all submissions contain a short abstract (200 words), biography (50 words), with relevant contact details.
If you would like to submit a photographic essay, please ensure that your work marries both text and image in fluid ways. And, if you would like to review a book please would you email the Managing Editor by 30th June 2011.
For correct formatting, please see http://postamble.org/Submissions/Guidelines.aspx
The Managing Editor
Centre for African Studies
University of Cape Town
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