Discovering China in Africa: Race and the Chinese Perception of Africa and Black Peoples

  • Yinghong ChengEmail author
Part of the Mapping Global Racisms book series (MGR)


An overarching theme of this chapter is an argument that the images of Africa and black people have been portrayed and constructed as a non-Chinese “Other” throughout history that often reflects China’s own problems and desires. From the Kunlun nu during the Tang Dynasty to todays’ “discovering China in Africa,” whatever the particular circumstance, however, a relationship between two racially superior/inferior human groups is either implied or demonstrated in the narratives and discourses of such an interaction.


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  1. 1.Delaware State UniversityDoverUSA

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