Universität Wien FIND

140242 VO The Chinese Diaspora in Africa: Topics in Sociocultural Linguistics and Beyond (2018W)

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Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 09.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 16.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 23.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 30.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 06.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 13.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 20.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 27.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 04.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 11.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 08.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 15.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 22.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Tuesday 29.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10

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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 readings
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, Adams. 2017. The Globalization of Foreign Investment in Africa: The Role of Europe, China and India. Emerld Publishing Limited, UK, 136 pages.
Bodomo, Adams. 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.
Sun, Irene. 2017. The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa. Harvard Business Review Press.
Sun, Irene., K. Jayaram, and O. Kassiri. 2017. Dance of the lions and dragons: How are Africa and China engaging and how will the partnership evolve? McKinsey & Company.
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.
Brautigam, D., & Tang, X. Y. 2011. African Shenzhen: China’s special economic zones in Africa. Journal of Modern African Studies, 49(1), 27–54.
Mohan, Giles and Tan-Mullins. 2009. Chinese migrants in Africa as new agents of development? An analytical framework. European Journal of Development Research, 21(4) pp. 588–605.

Association in the course directory

SAS/A, SAS/B, EC-647

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