About the Talk
Professor Sautman will discuss his book, which examines international discourses about China-in-Africa using as a focus the 2011 Human Rights Watch (HRW) study of labor abuses at copper mining firms in Zambia (parent owned the (SOE) China Nonferrous Metal Mining Co.). He will also cover
common myths about China's role in Africa and share some experiences on conducting China-Africa research on-site.
About the Author
Both a political scientist (PhD, Columbia University) and a lawyer (JD, UCLA; LLM NYU), Professor Sautman has taught at HKUST since 1993. His
classes have covered the subjects of international law, China/US relations, contemporary China, and ethnicity and nationalism
Two of his main research areas are ethnic politics in China, and China-Africa links (political economy, labor rights, migration and interactions between Chinese and Africans, representations and perceptions of China and Chinese in Africa, etc.).
For enquiries, please contact Victoria Caplan at 2358-6756.