China’s Second Continent | National Committee on US-China Relations
When and Where
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sidley Austin LLP
787 7th Avenue (at 51st Street) New York, NY 10019
***Registration Required*** China’s Second Continent offers fresh perspectives on the most pressing unknowns of modern Sino-African relations: why China is playing the role it is, how extensive its cultural and economic inroads are, what Africa’s role in the equation is, and what the ramifications for both parties – and the rest of the world – will be in the foreseeable future.
China’s Second Continent
Howard W. French
A prizewinning foreign correspondent and former New York Times bureau chief in Shanghai and in West and Central Africa, Howard French is uniquely positioned to tell the story of China in Africa. Through meticulous on-the-ground reporting, conducted in Mandarin, French, and Portuguese, among other languages, Mr. French creates a multi-leveled picture through discussion not only with policy-shaping leaders and diplomats, but also with the ordinary men and women navigating the street-level realities of cooperation, prejudice, corruption, and opportunity forged by this important geopolitical development.
China’s Second Continent offers fresh perspectives on the most pressing unknowns of modern Sino-African relations: why China is playing the role it is, how extensive its cultural and economic inroads are, what Africa’s role in the equation is, and what the ramifications for both parties – and the rest of the world – will be in the foreseeable future.
At a National Committee program on Wednesday, October 22, Mr. French will discuss his new bookChina’s Second Continent.
Howard W. French is an associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he has taught since 2008. For many years before that, he was a senior writer for The New York Times, where he spent most of a nearly 23-year career as a foreign correspondent, working in and traveling to over 100 countries on five continents.
French is the author of A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa (Knopf 2004), which was named non-fiction book of the year by several newspapers. “Disappearing Shanghai,” French’s documentary photography of the last remnants of Shanghai’s historic old neighborhoods, has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Asia, and reprinted in numerous magazines.
Copies of China’s Second Continent: How a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa will be available for purchase.