Journalist and Author to Discuss Chinese Migrants in Africa

Posted on 11/1/2014 6:24:14 PM

China's Second Continent book coverOn Wednesday, November 5, IUP will host journalist and author Howard French, who will give a presentation titled “China’s Second Continent: How Chinese Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa.” He will discuss the economic, political, and human impact that a million Chinese are having in many African countries. 

The presentation will take place on November 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Eberly Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. This is a Diversity Counts event. Attendance vouchers will be provided.

French was a reporter for the New York Times for over 20 years, serving as bureau chief for West Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, Japan and the Koreas, and Shanghai in China. He currently teaches journalism and photography in Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

French is the author of A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa (2004), and a book of his photography titled Disappearing Shanghai (2012). His third book, China’s Second Continent, will be available for purchase at the November 5 event.

Find out more about Howard French and his work on the Chinese in Africa.

French’s visit to IUP is cosponsored by the Pan-African Studies Program, the Asian Studies Program, the Office of International Education, and the departments of Economics, Geography and Regional Planning, Journalism, Political Science, and Sociology.