West African Traders as Translators Between Chinese and African Urban Modernities


German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Publication date: 

Sunday, 16 June 2013


  • Research paper


External to ACUI

Project theme: 


In the first phase of our research project we established that in contrast to over-exaggerating local discourses the direct impact of the resident Chinese economic actors on local economic practices and social institutions in urban West Africa lags behind what we anticipated, although Chinese economic activities are indirectly opening up new opportunities for local actors.