Volatile Hopes in Chronic Precarity: Ethnographic Reflections on Chinese Development Projects in Africa

Date and Time:  Wednesday January 29th, 5-7pm

Location: HL 421

Speaker: Mingyuan Zhang, PhD (张明源) 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology

University of Toronto Scarborough


What have Chinese-led development projects brought to Africa since the 1960s? Based on research findings from ethnographic fieldwork conducted over 16 months since 2015, this talk explores the hopes and struggles on a sugar plantation managed by a Chinese state-owned corporation in northern Madagascar.

Light refreshments will be served!