The Stanford Humanities Center’s international spotlight is on Adams Bodomo, author of the forthcoming book Africans in China. Read the Q&A session on Professor Bodomo’s fascinating research on Africa’s newest diaspora.
The director of African studies at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Professor Bodomo is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University.
His latest scholarly book by Cambria Press will no doubt be just as well received as his previous publications. Professor Maxon will be presenting at the 2011 African Studies Association ( ASA) annual meeting and the following is a short Q&A session as a prelude to his book. This latest title in African Studies by Cambria Press will be on display at the Cambria Press booth (#418) in the book exhibit hall.
As a prelude, here is the Q&A session with Professor Maxon on his book and the other areas of research on which he believes more work should be done.
Adams Bodomo, the African professor who speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin among other languages, is impressive not only for his multilingual prowess but also for his unique research. While there are numerous studies on the Chinese presence in Africa, there are only a handful of articles that focus on the African presence in China.
Breaking new ground on Africa’s newest Diaspora, Professor Bodomo is the author of the first book-length study on Africans in China. In his forthcoming book, he addresses the crucial question: What is it like to be an African in China?
In his foreword to the book, noted sociologist Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS), states that “the issues covered in this book are remarkable. The lucidity and ease with which the narrative runs is masterly. Bodomo expresses himself and raises issues with simplicity and analytical candour.”
About the author:Adams Bodomo is the director of the African Studies Program at the School of Humanities, University of Hong Kong. Dr. Bodomo has been an invited lecturer at several leading institutions, including Yale University, SOAS, and Peking University. He is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University.