Announcing the China-Africa Knowledge Project Resource Hub, a one-stop shop for researchers and practitioners working on the China-Africa relationship. The primary platform for the emerging work of the Council’s China-Africa Knowledge Project, this new website will actively build generative connections between scholars across disciplines and regions while organizing a growing and fragmented body of knowledge and connecting it to important trends in the social sciences relevant for understanding Africa’s new international relations. In this initial phase, the CAKP Hub provides information on research centers and institutions working in the China-Africa space, features key researchers and their work, maintains a rolling list of useful online resources, and collects information on upcoming conferences, calls for papers, and other happenings. As host to the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network, it also widens the reach of existing cross-regional communities. In due course, the hub will offer a database of China-Africa scholars, a moderated digital forum for timely discussion of China-Africa events and findings, and a virtual research forum for graduate students.
Initiated in June 2013, the China-Africa Knowledge Project comprises a multiyear, multifaceted program of activities designed to deepen understanding of China’s expanding engagement with the African region and situate emergent scholarship on China and Africa within broader scholarly and policy discourses about ongoing global transformations. The CAKP aims to accomplish its objectives through various institutional collaborations and by developing a series of web-based resources and activities across three streams of work: the Working Group on China-Africa, the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network, and activities on China, Africa, and the UN. The project is funded by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, with supplemental support through the SSRC’s Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum.