Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/5415
PIRA download icon_1.1View/Download Full Text
Title: African perspectives on China-Africa links
Authors: Sautman, B
Yan, H 
Issue Date: 10-Sep-2009
Source: China quarterly, Sept. 2009, v. 199, p. 728-759
Abstract: Scholars and the international media often allude to a putative "African view" of Africa-China links, constructed from anecdotal evidence. Using random sample and university-based surveys, we elaborate the first empirically based study of what Africans think of their relationships with China. We reach three conclusions. First, African views are not nearly as negative as Western media make out, but are variegated and complex. Second, the survey results are at variance with the dominant Western media representation that only African ruling elites are positive about these links. Third, we find that the dominant variation in African perspectives is by country, compared with variations such as age, education and gender. The differences among countries in attitudes towards China are primarily a function of the extent to which national politicians have elected to raise the "Chinese problem" and, secondarily, the extent of Western media influence in African states.
Keywords: International relations
Media role
Perception
Public attitude
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Journal: China quarterly 
ISSN: 0305-7410
EISSN: 1468-2648
DOI: 10.1017/S030574100999018X
Rights: © 2009 The China Quarterly. The journal web site is located at: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=CQY
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
African Perspectives_CQ.doc.pdf566.67 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Open Access Information
Status open access
File Version Version of Record
Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

Page views

99
Last Week
5
Last month
Citations as of May 22, 2022

Downloads

1,731
Citations as of May 22, 2022

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

96
Last Week
0
Last month
Citations as of May 12, 2022

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

88
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of May 26, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.