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Asia and Africa in Global Art

From December 16th 2014 until the 15th of February 2015, the Seoul Museum of Art showed its first major exhibition on contemporary African art in South Korea: “Africa Now - Political Patterns”.

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Chinese to Be Taught in Kenyan and South African Schools

Kenya is working on a plan to introduce the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language in its schools. According to plans announced by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in late April, the language will be optional like French, German and Spanish which are already taught in Kenyan schools.

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Do we mean “China” when we say “Asia”?

Africa is not a country. It’s a continent. People do tend to forget that or generalize their comments. They also often talk about Africa as a homogenous continent. It’s the continent without hope, the one with Ebola too, a very current topic, or the classic image of poor people and dying children.

So, as there is an emerging interest in Asian activities in Africa, a similar yet kind of reversed effect becomes more and more visible.

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China Rail Group Signs $12bn Nigeria Deal in the Latest Round of China’s Railroad Diplomacy

Railways may be the oldest form of mass land transport, but currently they raise global attention once more as China is expanding its “railroad diplomacy” around the world for a variety or reasons.

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Baohan Street: An African Community in Guangzhou (China)

Early October 2014, I participated in a panel discussion about an exhibition of documentary photographs of Baohan Street in Guangzhou, a place that I have visited on several research stints in China. It was held at the Global South Studies Center Cologne (GSSC), University of Cologne.

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