Lu Jixia is an Associate Professor at the College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University. Her research fields include Chinese and international development, environment, health and development, development intervention and social change.

A Chinese Empire in the Making? Questioning Myths from the Agri-Food Sector in Ghana

Western media and research often frame China’s expanding presence in African countries as a new project in empire building on the continent. The Chinese government, on the contrary, espouses a very different narrative—one which depicts Chinese companies and migrants as promoting development through beneficial South-South cooperation resulting in mechanisation and advanced techniques. In this way, […]

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