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Grounding Globalization: Capitalist Connections between Africa, Asia and Latin America in the early 21st Century

A panel discussion presented by the UCLA Asia Institute

Friday, February 15, 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall, UCLA


Juan Felipe López Aymes, Professor of Asian and African Studies, Colegio de México
The Engagement of Northeast Asian Countries (Japan, China and Korea) in Latin America from the 2000s Onwards

Ching Kwan Lee, Professor of Sociology, UCLA
The ‘Labor Question’ of Chinese Capitalism in Zambia

Min Zhou, Professor of Sociology & Asian American Studies, UCLA
Chinese-African Encounters in a Global City: The Case of Guangzhou, China

Moderated by R. Bin Wong, Professor of History and Director, UCLA Asia Institute

Theories about global capitalism grew out of the spread of Western-based capital around the world.  Following brief presentations on China’s expanding economic footprint in Africa, the growing presence of Africans in China, and the varieties of East Asian capitalism in Latin America, the participants will engage in a panel discussion of the varied nature of Asian countries’ connections with the Global South. Their research calls on us to consider how the integration of Asia’s relations to the global South requires us to revise current theories.


Sponsor(s): Asia Institute

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