Takuo Iwata(編)

上製本:xix, 269p.
出版社:Vernon Press
サイズ:16.0 × 23.6 cm


Vernon Press


The 21st century has seen an increase in the presence and influence of Asian governments, firms and other stake-holders in Africa. With the changing times, changes in approaches to Africa by four major Asian countries (China, India, Japan and South Korea) have taken place. By tracing the history between these Asian countries and African countries, this collection reflects on the “new” phases of Asian Approaches to Africa. Composed by authors who are not only experienced expert scholars of African Studies, but also prominent specialists on African policies of Asian countries, this collection focuses on the official development assistance (ODA) as well as other crucial issues and actors such as business, civil society, and media to explore the new Asian approaches to Africa in a comprehensive manner.

Organised into three sections, this collection explores the experiences of the “forums” (conferences, or summits) for Africa’s development hosted by four major Asian countries, reflects on Asian cultural influence in Africa, and highlights new phases of Asian approaches to Africa. This book looks to the future collaboration of Asian actors/ partners working in/ with Africa, rather than exaggerating rivalries and disputes in order to grasp the potentialities and challenges in the relationship between the two regions; an emerging and ongoing agenda that we will encounter further in the coming years. This book will be of interest to students, researchers and professors in universities, as well as research institutes on Asian and African Studies. It will also be of value to journalists, and government officials; particularly diplomats.


Part 1: Asian Forums on Africa’s Development
Ch. 1 The Forum on China – Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) – a Co-constituted Relationship
by Yu-Shan Wu (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Ch. 2 Evolution of India–Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) Since Its Inception in 2008
by Aparajita Biswas (Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, India)
Ch. 3 Korea–Africa Forum (KOAF) – South Korea’s Middle Power Diplomacy and Its Limitations
by Hyo-sook Kim (Kansai Gaidai University, Japan)
Ch. 4 TICADs under the Changing Global Landscape — Japan’s Role in African Development Reconsidered
by Motoki Takahashi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Part 2: Asian Soft Powers in Africa
Ch. 5 Asia–Africa Relations – the way Korean and African cultures encounter
by Yongkyu Chang (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea)
Ch. 6 A New Approach to Cooperation with Africa from the Rise of Chinese Tourism in the 21st Century
by Huaqiong Pan (Peking University, China)
Ch. 7 A Turning Point in Japan’s Soft Power Strategy in Africa
by Takuo Iwata (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan)
Part 3: New Phase of Asian Approaches to Africa
Ch. 8 Small Farmers – The Missing Link in the ProSavana Triangle
by Pedro Miguel Amakasu Raposo de Medeiros Carvalho (Kansai University, Japan)
Ch. 9 Japanese firms and Their Internationalization in Africa
by Scarlett Cornelissen (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
Ch. 10 Changing Aid Architecture in Africa through the Encounter between OECD Countries and non-OECD Countries
by Masumi Owa (Chukyo University, Japan)