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What’s It Like to Study China-Africa Relations at Harvard University?

Only a handful of universities around the world teach area studies courses in China-Africa relations. It’s a field that was once quite popular but less so today as interest in studying Chinese affairs more broadly has fallen precipitously.

Student enrollment, for example, in Chinese language classes in U.S. and European universities has plunged by at least 20% over the past ten years and is still largely non-existent in most higher education programs in the Global South.

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