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Adams Bodomo and Enyu Ma

chopsticks, we Africans think it better to use five chopsticks – our five fingers on our right hand! All this goes to show that food is an important ingredient in identity shaping and community formation processes among Africans in China. The Role of Food in Other Communities As we have seen

Yoon Jung Park and Tu T. Huynh

. We would also like to acknowledge the theoretical contributions of colleagues who were amongst the first in the China/Africa field. They include (in no particular order): Barry Sautman, Chris Alden, Daniel Large, Yan Hairong, Jamie Monson, Gregor Dobler, Heidi Østbø Haugen, Jorgen Carling, Sanusha

Seifudein Adem

. The reality on the ground is as much a confirmation of the above divergent theses as it is their disconfirmation. As Chris Alden et al. (2008, 14) remind us, the fluctuations in Afro-Chinese relations [and their outcomes] in recent years alone have been profound. This means that the shape Sino-African

Yoon Jung Park

Chinese communities of South Africa, from different waves of migration to diversity among Cantonese speakers, where she identifies at least five different dialect groups. DeHart, too, focuses on the heterogeneity of the Chinese in Costa Rica through her exploration of Chinese-language institutes in the

Anna Ying Chen, Tu T. Huynh and Yoon Jung Park

play an integral role in shaping perceptions, constructing new identities and changing spaces, giving substance to the idea of a “global south”. Keywords Chinese migration; South Africa; China in Africa; South-South; identities T. T. Huynh et al. / African and Asian Studies 9 (2010) 286-306 287

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo

. The factor of Chinese self-reliance dogma that once characterized the Chi- nese developmental base, though disappearing, the principle of invisible hand of Adam Smith and the call for social progress in Africa are shaping the direc- tion of these new waves of relations. The determination of China to

Chin-Hao Huang

, at times of need to support intervention, especially where there is consensus among the relevant parties at stake to do so, China tends to be supportive. Conclusion and Policy Implications What then can be said about China’s future engagement in international peacekeeping operations in Africa

Yoon Jung Park

J O U R N A L O F C H I N E S E O V E R S E A S V 4 N 1 6 9 State, Myth, and Agency in the Construction of Chinese South African Identities, 1948–1994 Y O O N J U N G PA R K Based on the author’s PhD research, this article focuses on the fl uid and contested nature of the identities — racial

Raya Muttarak (Raya Muttarak)

. In fact, some studies find that Chinese migrants working in small-to medium-sized enterprises are more likely to live among Africans and learn local languages than Western expats. 53 Given that most studies on Chinese migration are carried out on a local scale, it is not possible to draw a

Yiwei Wang

of Chinese public diplomacy, using the example of the case of Chinese public diplomacy towards Europe, while looking for suggestions to overcome these challenges. Chinese Public Diplomacy Development China’s practice of public diplomacy predates scholarship, as it was already taking shape in