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China in Latin America

Organised by The UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity, and The UCL Centre for Transnational History.  Supported by GCII

21st May, 2013: 10 a.m.-5.p.m.

Room 103, UCL Institute of the Americas

51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PQ

This one-day conference convenes 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 relations in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 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. The Conference is free to students and academics.

Please register to attend here: http://chinainlatinamerica.eventbrite.co.uk/

Programme

10.15 Welcoming Remarks

Axel Körner (UCL Centre for Transnational History)

10.30 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)

11.15 Coffee

11.30 Brazil and China: New Opportunities and Dilemmas

Felipe Krause (Head of Energy, International Development, and Economic Affairs, Brazilian Embassy, London)

12.15 Chinese Outward Investments to Emerging Markets: Evidence from Latin America

Gaston Fornes (University of Bristol)

1-2 p.m. Lunch (provided)

2.00 Keywords, Concepts and Rhetorics: China's Framing of Latin America

Julia Strauss (SOAS)

2.45 China’s Health Diplomacy

Vivienne Lo (UCL History), 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)

The Conference is free to students and academics. Please register to attend here: http://chinainlatinamerica.eventbrite.co.uk/

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