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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/
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)
11.30 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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