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China in Latin America

2 April 2013

21st  May 2013, 10am-5pm, Room 103, Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PQ.
A one-day international conference.

Jointly convened by UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity and UCL Centre for Transnational History, and kindly supported by UCL Institute of the Americas and UCL Grand Challenges - Intercultural Interaction.

Contact: Samantha Pickett (UCL History): s.pickett@ucl.ac.uk

This conference brings together specialists working on important aspects of China’s involvement with Latin America. The programme will begin with a history of the Chinese diaspora focussing on the different patterns of migration taken by Chinese workers on their journey to the Americas. Against this background, speakers will then examine Sino-Latin American diplomacy in the twentieth century. This theme will be analysed through the two sides’ respective political economies and through the impact of China’s investments on emerging markets. Health Diplomacy offers a final perspective through which to trace China in Latin America.

Programme

10.15 Welcoming Remarks
Axel Körner (UCL Centre for Transnational History)
10.30 Brazil and China: New Opportunities and Dilemmas
Felipe Krause (Head of Energy, International Development and
Economic Affairs, Brazilian Embassy, London)
11.15 Tea break
11.30 Keywords, Concepts and Rhetorics: China's Framing of Latin
America

Julia Strauss (SOAS)
12.15 Chinese Outward Investments to Emerging Markets. Evidence from Latin America
Gaston Fornes (University of Bristol)
1.00-2.00 Lunch (provided)
2.00 The Chinese in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Historical  Overview from the Sixteenth Century (late Ming) to the Twenty-First Century.
Evelyn Hu-Dehart (Brown University)
2.45 China’s Health Diplomacy
Vivienne Lo (UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity), Paul Kadetz
(University of Leiden)
3.30 Tea break
4.00 Roundtable: China in Latin America
Chair: Rhys Jenkins (University of East Anglia)


Chairs:  
Thomas Rath (UCL History), Paulo Drinot (UCL Institute of the Americas)

Download a programme here.

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