Conclusion: Everyday Encounters in Afro-Asian Relations

  • Scarlett Cornelissen
  • Yoichi Mine
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


This concluding chapter gives a concise summary of the findings of the book. It is emphasized that the approach of the book is rooted in history and features ‘lived experiences’ of Asians and Africans. Along the themes such as transnationalism, social capital and aloof coexistence, the chapter highlights major discoveries and arguments presented in the individual chapters, giving an emphasis on the aspect of people’s agency. Finally, the chapter discusses the relevance of this research project in the contexts of broader Afro-Asian studies and points to a unique aspect of intergroup relationships developing across the two world regions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scarlett Cornelissen
    • 1
  • Yoichi Mine
    • 2
  1. 1.Stellenbosch UniversityMatielandSouth Africa
  2. 2.Doshisha UniversityKyotoJapan

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