Cornell University

Chinese Migrants in Africa: Preliminary Social, Political, and Economic Impacts

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Uris Hall, G08
Central Campus

Yoon Jung Park is an Adjunct Professor in the African Studies Program at Georgetown University. She is one of the leading researchers in the field of China/Africa studies. Her work primarily focuses on Chinese migrants in Africa, African perceptions of and responses to the new Chinese migrants, and preliminary impacts of these migrant communities, particularly in South Africa. Dr. Park is a sociologist with over twenty years’ experience on the African continent, focused specifically on the Chinese in Africa since 1990. She earned her PhD in Sociology from University of the Witwatersrand. She has published extensively in academic journals; is regularly consulted by the media, other scholars, and graduate students on Chinese in Africa; and has become a much sought-after speaker on these topics. She is the author of A Matter of Honour: Being Chinese in South Africa (2009) on the Chinese South African community, and she is currently completing her second book on new Chinese migrants in Africa.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Institute for African Development, Global Cornell




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Evangeline Ray

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Yoon Jung Park

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Georgetown University

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