THE VISION OF CHINA ACROSS THE WORLD
This book examines the narratives (both positive and negative) that have emerged as a result of China's rise and how they relate to its worldview, which calls into question that of the West.
In other words, it is based on the conflicting narratives of individuals, institutions and states (private and public actors) as a basis for addressing how the China-Africa partnership is represented by the West and by Africans themselves.
The study begins with a general overview of the two negative and positive narratives about China's engagement in Africa.
A subsequent analysis elaborates on the Chinese worldview of human rights in particular, and its contribution to the two dimensions of discourse.
The emphasis on the theoretical and empirical aspects of this analysis concerns "confrontation of worldviews", but the issues discussed also have implications for Africa's development as a result of China's engagement on the continent.
The differences between worldviews give rise to social constructs of nation states, ideologies and cultures integrated into discourses/narratives of power, geostrategic and geopolitics.