Thousands of Chinese have settled in Zambia and opened businesses, but relations have not always run smoothly. As China increases its economic ties in Africa, has the continent entered a new era of colonialism? Chatelard will present her landmark television documentary “King Cobra and the Dragon” for Al Jazeera English about China’s complex engagement in Zambia during elections in 2011 and discuss what new elements shape China-Africa ties today.
We invite Solange Guo Chatelard, Documentary film-maker and Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology to discuss.
Solange Guo Chatelard
Solange Guo Chatelard is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and an associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropolgy in Halle/Saale, Germany. Chatelard is among the world’s leading experts on Sino-Zambian relations with a particular emphasis on the social, cultural, and economics surrounding the emergence of nascent Chinese communities throughout Zambia.