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African-Asian Encounters

New Cooperations and New Dependencies

Arndt Graf Azirah Azirah Hashim Ute Röschenthaler Diderot Nguepjouo Jürgen Runge Falk Hartig Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel André Gröger Rainer Klump Susan Engel

248 pages
Amsterdam University Press
In recent decades, ties between Africa and Asia have greatly increased. And while most of the scholarly attention to the phenomenon has focused on China, often with an emphasis on asymmetric power relations in both politics and economics, this book takes a much broader view, looking at various small and medium-sized actors in Asia and Africa in a wide range of fields. It will be essential for scholars working on Asian-African studies and will also offer insights for policymakers working in this fast-changing field.
Author Bio
Prof. Dr. Arndt Graf is Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at Goethe-University Frankfurt. Since 2013 he is also Speaker (with Prof. Dr. Frank Schulze-Engler) of the research project AFRASO (Africa's Asian Options) funded by the German Ministry of Higher Education and Research. AFRASO involves 40 colleagues from a broad variety of disciplines. Azirah Hashim is professor of English linguistics and Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Institute at the University of Malaya.