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140242 VO The Chinese Diaspora in Africa: Topics in Sociocultural Linguistics and Beyond (2017W)

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 04.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Wednesday 11.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Wednesday 18.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Wednesday 25.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Wednesday 08.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Wednesday 15.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Wednesday 22.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Wednesday 29.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Wednesday 06.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Wednesday 13.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Wednesday 10.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Wednesday 17.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Wednesday 24.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Wednesday 31.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The Chinese diaspora in Africa has been studied from different perspectives, including the sociopolitical, the socioeconomic, and the sociocultural. This course begins with background analysis of the Chinese presence in Africa, and then focuses on sociocultural linguistics, giving course participants the opportunity to explore, in a different geographical setting, key areas in linguistics, such as contact linguistics/contact grammars, linguistic communities, language and identity, language and communication, and the recent idea of ‘diaspora linguistics’ within which concepts like linguistic repertoires and heritage grammars are salient. The course goes beyond these sociocultural linguistic concepts to explore wider issues about Chinese links to other parts of the world through the formation of diaspora communities (such as Chinese in Vienna) and what implications this has for conceptualizing Africa-China studies as area studies within a global context

Methods: Class interaction will be in the form of lectures, student presentations, group projects/discussions, visits to Chinese diaspora community settings

Assessment and permitted materials

Course assessment will be either (i) a written exam on the last day of course or (ii) a term paper to be submitted on the last day of the course or shortly thereafter.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

o All assigned reading
o All assigned projects
o In-class test or term paper

Examination topics

Assignments and tests may draw on materials covered in the lecture, textbook and assigned readings.

Reading list

Bodomo, A. 2012. Africans in China: A sociocultural study and its implications for Africa – China relations, Cambria Press, NY.
Bodomo, A. B. 2009. Africa-China relations: symmetry, soft power, and South Africa. The China Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Fall 2009), 169-178.
Brautigam, D., & Tang, X. Y. 2011. African Shenzhen: China’s special economic zones in Africa. Journal of Modern African Studies, 49(1), 27–54.
Freeman, Carla. 2015. Handbook on China and Developing Countries. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Li, A. 2014. Similarities between Chinese culture and African culture—With reference to what China can learn from Africa. West Asia and Africa, 1, 49-63.
Strauss, Julia and Martha Saavedra. 2009. China and Africa: Emerging Patterns in Globalization and Development. China Quarterly.
Tiezzi, S. 2015. The New China-Africa Relations: 4 Trends to Watch. The Diplomat:
http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/the-new-china-africa-relations-4-trends-to-watch/

Association in the course directory

SAS/A, SAS/B
BA Sinologie: M6: GG 220, AE: X

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