Saturday, September 8, 2012

Imperial Ethiopia and Maoist China; Zambia and China

The Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa published two useful studies on China in Africa in its August 2012 issue of The China Monitor.

The first one is titled "Imperial Ethiopia's Relations with Maoist China" by Seifudein Adem, associate director and associate research professor at the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University in New York. The second is titled "A Survey of Zambian Views on Chinese People and Their Involvement in Zambia" by Gerard Van Bracht, a student at Renmin University in China.

Click here to access both articles.

1 comment:

  1. 17 Ethiopia was also the only country whose troops were not captured by the
    “enemy” side despite their being part in more than two hundred battles. When
    the President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak visited Ethiopia in July 2011 he
    made sure to mention this fact. See “Korea President calls Ethiopia soldiers
    ‘bravest among the brave’.” See [] (Accessed 10
    April 2012). Another relevant issue in relation to the visit by the South Korean
    President came to Ethiopia was that he also announced that, as a small token of
    gratitude, the Korean government was creating a scholarship fund for the
    children of the Ethiopian veterans of the Korean War. What the Korean President
    did not perhaps realize was that the implementation of his plan is likely to
    face serious challenges because the Ethiopian veterans of the Korean War belonged
    to the wrong “wrong ethnic group” in the eyes of the incumbent government. A 1959 book by S. L. A. Marshall, Pork Chop Hill, partially documents the bravery of Ethiopian troops and a movie by the same name was also produced.

    The authors remarks reflects the sad state of situation in Ethiopa under an ethnic oriented, TPLF regime.