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How Africa-China Studies Exploded Since 2012

The SSRC report is its first mapping of the Africa-China field since 2012 and shows the field’s rapid expansion. Ten years ago, it found three key subfields in Africa-China studies: trade and aid; the role of multilateral institutions, and migration.

By 2022, the field had transformed, with five core research fields: geo-economics; peace and security; migration; health and environment; and media, internet, and technology.

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