Keynote Address: The World in Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China’s Global Marketplace
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摘要Only decades ago, the population of Guangzhou was almost wholly Chinese. Today, it is a global city, a place where people from around the world go to make new lives, find themselves, or further their careers. A large number of these migrants are small-scale traders from Africa who deal in Chinese goods—often knockoffs or copies—to send back to their home countries. In this talk, Professor Gordon Mathews explores how Guangzhou became a center of “low-end globalization.” He will consider how the informal economy of low-end globalization can take place between two groups—Chinese and sub-Saharan Africans—that do not share a common language, culture, or religion. He will also examine the role of religion among these traders: for some of them, particularly Christians, evangelizing China is their deepest priority, more important to them than trade. Finally, he will consider what happens when Africans move beyond their status as temporary residents and begin to put down roots and establish families – will we ever see a Chinese Barack Obama?
著者Gordon Mathews
會議名稱CGA & GPS Young Scholars Colloquium on Asia and the World
會議地點New York University, Shanghai
關鍵詞Aficans, Guangzhou, Barack Obama

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