THE CONCEPT OF “INTERRACIAL CONTRADICTION” IN CHINA-AFRICA RELATIONS: INTERPRETATION AND REALITY

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The article deals with the problems of everyday interaction between the Chinese and the Africans, interpreted in historiography and media as interracial contradictions. The article analyzes several headline making conflicts in everyday life provoked by the intensification of China and Africa bilateral relations (1962-2017), the historical context of the cases and ideological attitudes. Based on that data the conclusion is made, that the concept of “interracial contradictions” covers up the whole complex of social problems of Chinese society (social and wealth inequality and polarization of the population, lack of freedom of speech, illegal immigration, etc.), which often not directly related to the interaction between the Chinese and the Africans.


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Elena G Zueva

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Author for correspondence.
Email: zueva_eg@rudn.university
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russia

Ph.D. in History, Associate Professor of the Departement of the World History of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at RUDN University

Anna V Mineeva

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: mineeva.anna@mail.ru
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russia

postgraduate student of the Departement of the World History of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at RUDN University

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