Historical Context: David H. Shinn on China-Africa Relations

David Shinn
July 17, 2019

With their timely tome, China-Africa and an Economic Transformation, editors Arkebe Oqubay and Justin Yifu Lin offer world-renowned scholars a perfect platform for insightful analysis on China’s rise, China-Africa ties, and economic transformations in China and Africa. Among the scholars contributing to the volume, the Elliott School’s Adjunct Professor David H. Shinn features prominently. With his chapter, “China-Africa ties in Historical Context,” Professor Shinn provides a vital framework for the edited volume and sets the stage for a variety of cross-disciplinary analyses from his fellow contributors. Few authors could bring more expertise to the subject; Professor Shinn served 37 years as a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State, including as ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. For more of Shinn’s work, don’t miss: