Chinese Peace in Africa – Peacekeeper or Peacemaker?

Online Book Talk

Steven C.Y. Kuo from the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa will present his latest book Chinese Peace in Africa - From Peacekeeper to Peacemaker. Following the presentation, there will be time for questions and comments from the audience.

Moderator: Chunrong Liu, Managing Director, Fudan Centre
Commentator: TBC

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About the Book

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China’s emergence in Africa is the most significant development for the continent since at least the end of the Cold War. A fact which necessitates a more detailed and nuanced understanding of Chinese motivations in its African engagement in order to work effectively with China for African peace, security and development.

With Liberia, Darfur and South Sudan as case studies, Kuo comprehensively examines the ”Chinese peace” and places it within the context of the liberal peace debate. He also traces and analyses the Chinese discourse of peace, from traditional Chinese political philosophy, through Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping to post-reform and the Xi Jinping era.

For more on Kuo’s book, click here.

About the Author

KuoSteven C.Y. Kuo 郭俊逸is a Research Associate at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

His research and teaching focus on the areas of China-Africa security relations, political risk analysis and Internationalization of Chinese firms. He was formerly African Political Risk Analyst for Control Risks, a UK based global risk consultancy, and started its “Chinese Clients in Africa” business unit in Johannesburg. Prior to Control Risks, he was lecturer at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Shanghai International Studies University. He has held visiting researcher positions at Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University; School of International Studies, Renmin University; and Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.

He has published widely on issues pertaining to China-Africa relations, political risk management and African politics, including: The Conversation, Business Day (South Africa), Guardian (UK), Forbes (USA), Caixin (China) and The Paper (China).