Confucius Institute-AFRASO-Lecture: OPENING: China’s Cultural Diplomacy in Africa – Recent Developments

14. November 2013
Aula (2. Stock), Hauptgebäude (Jügelhaus), Campus Bockenheim, Mertonstraße 17-21, 60325 Frankfurt

14/11/2013, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Opening lecture

Prof. Pang Zhongying: China’s Cultural Diplomacy in Africa – Recent Developments

In general China’s foreign policy is in a great transformation. The importance of China’s global cultural appeal is fully realized and stressed by the Chinese government. In particular, China explores some new types of cultural diplomacy in Africa. After the initial stage of China’s cultural engagement with Africa problems arose. What is the Chinese cultural approach to Africa? Or, how does China project its “soft power” in Africa in terms of cultural exchange? What are the prospects of China’s cultural engagement with Africa? From a Chinese perspective this lecture discusses the latest developments of China’s cultural diplomacy in Africa and offers a number of scholarly observations and reflections on this issue.

Prof. Pang Zhongying is professor of International Relations and the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the School of International Studies, Renmin University of China, Beijing. Prof. Pang Zhongying is guest professor at IZO and HSFK during the winter semester 2013-14.

African-Chinese Concert

Unique performance by our trio of African and Chinese musicians:

Deng Xiaomei (Erhu)

Kandara Diebaté (Kora)

Pape Samory Seck (percussion)

Conclusion of the event with African-Asian culinary delights


Admission for the whole ceremony : € 10 / € 8 (student discount)

Please register until November 13th: 069-79823296;


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