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Michigan State University

1. Breeze, Victoria W. China in African agriculture : modeling narratives, spillovers, and investments.

Degree: 2019, Michigan State University

Thesis Ph. D. Michigan State University. Geography 2019.

How is the China-Africa agricultural relationship conceptualized and realized at the intersections of large-scale socio-political, environmental, and economic processes? The goal of this dissertation is to disentangle some pieces of this structure by means of several qualitative and quantitative modeling approaches. Chapter 1 discusses a novel application of topic modeling to China-Africa academic literature, in two languages. Chapter 2 investigates the potential of the telecoupling framework to tease out the effects of Chinese investment on agricultural development in Africa, despite the fact that almost no Chinese investment goes directly to the agricultural sector. Chapter 3 presents multi-criteria decision modeling as one method to predict where direct Chinese investment in African agriculture might occur. This work presents multiple applications of methodologies underutilized in the study of China-Africa agricultural systems. The models used in this dissertation also explicitly state their data inputs and assumptions about the behavior of the system under study. In doing so, they both reinforce that more data is needed to understand any long-term trends in China-Africa agricultural systems and draw attention to the specific gaps in current data. Finally, the conclusions drawn by this research push back against the idea of a singular "Chinese model" of development that can be applied to Africa and instead highlight how different facets of China-Africa agricultural systems emerge under different assumptions and vary dramatically across the continent.

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Advisors/Committee Members: Moore, Nathan, Ligmann-Zielinska, Arika, Liu, Jianguo, Monson, Jamie.

Subjects/Keywords: Food security – China; Agriculture – Africa, Sub-Saharan; International economic relations; Food security; Agriculture; Geography; International relations

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APA (6th Edition):

Breeze, V. W. (2019). China in African agriculture : modeling narratives, spillovers, and investments. (Thesis). Michigan State University. Retrieved from http://etd.lib.msu.edu/islandora/object/etd:48119

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Breeze, Victoria W. “China in African agriculture : modeling narratives, spillovers, and investments.” 2019. Thesis, Michigan State University. Accessed April 10, 2021. http://etd.lib.msu.edu/islandora/object/etd:48119.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Breeze, Victoria W. “China in African agriculture : modeling narratives, spillovers, and investments.” 2019. Web. 10 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Breeze VW. China in African agriculture : modeling narratives, spillovers, and investments. [Internet] [Thesis]. Michigan State University; 2019. [cited 2021 Apr 10]. Available from: http://etd.lib.msu.edu/islandora/object/etd:48119.

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Council of Science Editors:

Breeze VW. China in African agriculture : modeling narratives, spillovers, and investments. [Thesis]. Michigan State University; 2019. Available from: http://etd.lib.msu.edu/islandora/object/etd:48119

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Michigan State University

2. Mock, Tara. Manufacturing sameness : continuities and expansions of community identity in Afro-Chinese relations.

Degree: 2018, Michigan State University

Thesis Ph. D. Michigan State University. African American and African Studies 2018

This study examined the nature and awareness of, and attitudes toward Chinese nation branding in Africa. Using critical discourse analysis and survey research, the project examines the impact of images and messages indicative of brand-China on attitudes toward China in the Gambia, Kenya, and South Africa; reconstructing the manufacture of China's national imaginary in Africa. By debating the significance of these images to China's continued rise on the continent, the author hopes to prompt a reconsideration of the discursive power mechanisms exercised in and through national image making in Africa. The argument established is that national imaginary constructions serve as part of the "strategy, substance, and symbolic action" of strategic self-presentation, and thus, African leaders and individuals should pay more attention to performative practices states engage in as, first, national imaginary constructions and, second, as strategies of presentation in the world. This study is located within the general body of scholarship that constitutes Black or Africana Studies, with a specific focus on Afro-Chinese relations. It contributes to this body of scholarship by focusing on how historical and contemporary relations between the Gambia, Kenya, and South Africa, and China fit within a trajectory of African interactions with and response to engagement with foreign nations.  – Abstract.

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Advisors/Committee Members: Edozie, Rita Kiki, Monson, Jamie, Carter, Forrest, Smith, Aminda.

Subjects/Keywords: Public relations – Africa; Place marketing – Africa; Branding (Marketing) – Africa; Visual communication – Political aspects; Public relations; Place marketing; Diplomatic relations; Branding (Marketing); African studies

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Mock, T. (2018). Manufacturing sameness : continuities and expansions of community identity in Afro-Chinese relations. (Thesis). Michigan State University. Retrieved from http://etd.lib.msu.edu/islandora/object/etd:19232

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Mock, Tara. “Manufacturing sameness : continuities and expansions of community identity in Afro-Chinese relations.” 2018. Thesis, Michigan State University. Accessed April 10, 2021. http://etd.lib.msu.edu/islandora/object/etd:19232.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Mock, Tara. “Manufacturing sameness : continuities and expansions of community identity in Afro-Chinese relations.” 2018. Web. 10 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Mock T. Manufacturing sameness : continuities and expansions of community identity in Afro-Chinese relations. [Internet] [Thesis]. Michigan State University; 2018. [cited 2021 Apr 10]. Available from: http://etd.lib.msu.edu/islandora/object/etd:19232.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Mock T. Manufacturing sameness : continuities and expansions of community identity in Afro-Chinese relations. [Thesis]. Michigan State University; 2018. Available from: http://etd.lib.msu.edu/islandora/object/etd:19232

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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