Red Star Over Africa: Examining Chinese Foreign Policy in Africa since the Cold War
Date of Award
Master of Arts in History
Douglas J. Little
This paper divides China's African policies into four distinct time periods -- the revolutionary period of the 1960s, the stagnation period of the 1970s, the reforming period of the 1980s, and the new millennium -- with each period marked with a significant historical event. China's voyage did not always have a favorable wind. Instead, suffrages and setbacks are inevitable. China had embraced dramatic policy changes in its approach to Africa throughout this half-century long engagement and used Africa as a springboard to break international isolations and become a qualified global power. By analyzing both western and Chinese sources, this paper provides a unique lens of seeing China's transformation to the modernity from the mid-twentieth century.
Hu, Pingzhen, "Red Star Over Africa: Examining Chinese Foreign Policy in Africa since the Cold War" (2017). History. 1.