Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

China's Aid and Soft Power in Africa: The Case of Education and Training

30 April 2014 | Lecture


China's involvement in Africa for over 60 years has been based on the mutually beneficial notion in South-South cooperation. However, little focus has been to the critical role of China's support for training and human resource development for Africans in China, and within Africa itself. Professor King's book presents hard evidence from Egypt, Cameroon, Ethiopia, South Africa and Kenya of the dramatic growth of China's soft power and increasing impact in capacity building, and of the implications of this for Africa, China and the world.

Keynote speaker

Professor Kenneth King (University of Edinburgh)

Kenneth will be discussing the educational aspect of China`s soft power in Africa, in line with his publication 'China's Aid and Soft Power in Africa'.

The forum is free to attend and open to any and all interested in China-Africa relations. The talk will subsequently be followed by a general discussion.


Registration and refreshments: 18:00

Dr Hinrich Voss to open discussion: 18:10

PhD student Siyuan Li's introduction of Professor King and Siyuan's presentation of China's Confucius Institute in Africa: 18:15

Talk by Professor King: 18:30

Q&A Session: 19:30

Talk Concludes: 19:50

Location Details

Maurice Keyworth SR (1.06) (This is number 19 on the campus map)

University of Leeds Business School
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