China and Africa Resources Part 2: Books

by Julia Tatrai

Top Picks are marked with *


Africans in China

Bodomo, Adams (ed.) (2016) Africans in China: Guangdong and Beyond, New York: Diasporic Africa Press

Lan, Shanshan (2017) Mapping the New African Diaspora in China: Race and the Cultural Politics of Belonging, Washington: Routledge

Pledge, Robert; Pollack, Barbara; Castillo, Roberto & Traub, Daniel (eds.) (2016) Little North Road: Africa in China, Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag


Bräutigam, Deborah (2009) The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa, New York: Oxford University Press

Chege, Joseph (2015) China’s Aid Policy and Its Impact on Air Pollution in Africa, Lambert Academic Publishing

Cheng, Zhangxi & Taylor, Ian (2017) China’s Aid to Africa: Does Friendship Really Matter?, Washington: Routledge

Lenz, Nicole (2013) Chinas Engagement in Afrika: Eine neue Form der Entwicklungshilfe?, Grin Verlag

Lorenz, Stefan (2013) Chinesische und westliche Entwicklungshilfe in Afrika im Vergleich: Cui bono? (Bachelorareit), Bachelor + Master Publishing

Wehrmann, Benjamin (2011) Africa’s Great Leap Forward? How Chinese Aid and Investment Efforts in Africa Might Reshape the Continent – And Development Aid as a Whole, Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller

BRICS / South-South Cooperation

Broadman, Harry G. (2007) Africa’s Silk Road: China and India’s New Economic Frontier, World Bank Publications

* Carmody, Padraig (2013) The Rise of the BRICS in Africa: The Geopolitics of South-South Relations, London: Zed Books

Cheru, Fantu & Obi, Cyril (2010) The Rise of China and India in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Critical Interventions (Africa Now), London: Zed Books

Verma, Rajneesh (2016) India and China in Africa: A Comparative Perspective of the Oil Industry, Washington: Routledge

China-Africa Relations

Alden, Christopher (2007) China in Africa (African Arguments), London: Zed Books

Alden, Christopher; Large, Daniel & De Oliveira, Ricardo (eds.) (2008) China Returns to Africa. A Superpower and a Continent Embrace, London: Hurst Publishers

Kitissou, Marcel (2007) Africa in China’s Global Strategy (PB), African Renaissance

Van Dijk, Meine Pieter (2010) The New Presence of China in Africa (European Association of Development Institutes Publications), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

Raine, Sarah (2009) China’s African Challenges, Abingdon: Routledge

Rotberg, I. Rotberg (ed.) (2008) China into Africa: Trade, Aid and Influence, Washington: Brookings Institutional Press

Shinn, David H. & Eisenman, Joshua (2012) China and Africa: A Century of Engagement, University of Pennsylvania Press

* Strauss, Julia C. (2009) China and Africa: Emerging Patterns in Globalization and Development (The China Quarterly Special Issues, Band 9), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Taylor, Ian (2008) China’s New Role in Africa, Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers

Waldron, Arthur N. (ed.) (2009) China in Africa, Washington: The Jamestown Foundation

Xing, Li & Farah, Abdulkadir Osman (eds.) (2013) China-Africa Relations in an Era of Great Transformations, The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series

Country Cases

Alden, Christopher & Chichava, Sergio (eds.) (2014) China and Mozambique: From Comrades to Capitalists, Johannesburg: Fanele

Amadhila, Nelago (2013) China in Africa: The Effects on Namibia’s Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics, Lambert Academic Publishing

Hogwe, Fortune (2014) The Role Of China In Africa’s Development: The Case Of Zambia And Zimbabwe, Lambert Academic Publishing

Power, Marcus & Alves, Ana Cristina (2012) China and Angola. A Marriage of Convenience?, Cape Town: Pambazuka Press

Economic Perspectives

Abdulai, David N. (2016) Chinese Investment in Africa: How African Countries Can Position Themselves to Benefit from China’s Foray into Africa, Washington: Routledge

Csizmadia, Peter (2016) What Determines Chinese Foreign Direct Investments in Africa? An Institutional Perspective, Lambert Academic Publishing

Lam, Katy N. (2016) Chinese State Owned Enterprises in West Africa: Triple-Embedded Globalization, Washington: Routledge

Michel, Serge; Beuret, Michel & Woods, Paolo (2009) China Safari: On the Trail of China’s Expansion in Africa, Nation Books

Wamboye, Evelyn & Tiruneh, Esubalew Alehegn (2017) Foreign Capital Flows and Economic Development in Africa: The Impact of BRICS versus OECD, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

* Zhao, Suisheng (ed.) (2015) China in Africa: Strategic Motives and Economic Interests, Abingdon: Routledge

EU – China – Africa

Barton, Benjamin (2017, forthcoming) Political Trust and the Politics of Security Engagement: China and the European Union in Africa, Washington: Routledge

Men, Jing & Barton, Benjamin (2011) China and the European Union in Africa: Partners or Competitors?, Abingdon: Routledge

Steiler, Ilona (2009) The European Union and China in Africa: Explaining Conflict and Cooperation with International Relations Theory, Regensburger Studien zur Internationalen Politik, Verlag Dr. Kovac

Media and Education

Wasserman, Herman (ed.) (2014) Reporting China in Africa: Media Discourses on Shifting Geopolitics, Washington: Routledge

* Zhang, Xiaoling; Wasserman, Herman & Mano, Winston (2017, forthcoming) China’s Media and Soft Power in Africa: Promotion and Perceptions, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan


Bright, Rachel K. (2013) Chinese Labour in South Africa, 1902-10: Race, Violence, and Global Spectacle, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Cardenal, Juan Pablo & Araújo, Heriberto (2013) China’s Silent Army: The Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who Are Remaking the World in Beijing’s Image, London: Allen Lane

* French, Howard W. (2014) China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa, New York: Vintage Books

Hess, Steve & Aidoo, Richard (2015) Charting the Roots of Anti-Chinese Populism in Africa (The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific), Berlin: Springer

Li, Anshan (2012) A History of Overseas Chinese in Africa to 1911, New York: Diasporic Africa Press

Natural Resources

Bräutigam, Deborah (2015) Will Africa Feed China?, New York: Oxford University Press

* Burgis, Tom (2016) The Looting Machine. Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa’s Wealth, New York: HarperCollins

Carmody, Padraig (2011) The New Scramble for Africa, Cambridge: Polity Press

Insaidoo, Kwame A. (2016) China: The New Imperialists and Neo-Colonialists in Africa?, Bloomington: Authorhouse

Moyo, Dambisa (2012) Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World, New York: Basic Books

Patey, Luke Anthony (2014) The New Kings of Crude: China, India and the Global Struggle for Oil in Sudan and South Sudan, London: Hurst Publisher

Power, Marcus; Mohan, Giles & Tan-Mullins, May (2012) China’s Resource Diplomacy in Africa: Powering Development?, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Weimar, Niclas Dominik (2013) Fossil fuels in international energy policy: China’s oil diplomacy in sub-Saharan Africa, Grin Publishing


Folador, Silvia (2016) China and the Darfur crisis: The evolution of China’s foreign policy towards engagement in Africa, Lambert Academic Publishing

Franzese, Patrick W. (2012) China’s Non-Interference Policy in Africa: Can it survive?, Biblioscholar


Chan, Stephen (ed.) (2013) The Morality of China in Africa: The Middle Kingdom and the Dark Continent, London: Zed Books

Harneit-Sievers, Axel; Marks, Stephen & Naidu, Sanusha (eds.) (2010) Chinese and African Perspectives on China in Africa, Cape Town: Pambazuka Press

* Manji, Firoze & Marks, Stephen (eds.) (2007) African Perspectives on China in Africa, Cape Town: Fahamu Books -> watch our interview with Firoze here

Naidu, Sanusha & Ampiah, Kweku (2008) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? Africa and China, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Press

Soft Power

King, Kenneth (2013) China’s Aid and Soft Power in Africa: The Case of Education and Training, Woodbridge: James Curry

Rebol, Max (2011) Pragmatism and Non-Interference: Explaining China’s Soft Power in Africa, Lambert Academic Publishing

UN Peacekeeping Operations

Ampwera, Meshach K. (2011) China’s UN Peacekeeping Experience in Africa: The Case of Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Liberia, Lambert Academic Publishing

Herman, Fanie (2016) China’s African Peacekeeping Decision-Making in the Hu Jintao Era, New Delhi: Vij Books India

Rogers, Philippe D. (2012) China and United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Africa, Bibliogov

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