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African Studies in China in the Twentieth Century: A Historiographical Survey

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African Studies in China in the Twentieth Century: A Historiographical Survey

Li Anshan

Abstract: This article surveys African studies in China during the twentieth century. It is divided into five parts: "Sensing Africa"(1900-1949), "Supporting Africa"(1949-65),"Understanding Africa" (1966-76), and "Studying Africa"(1977-2000). From a Chinese perspective, the author tells how, when, and why Chinese scholars have conducted their research on Africa according to paradigms that evolved during the last century. In conclusion, the author points out the achievements as well as the problems in African studies in China today.

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