Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente is a lecturer at Leiden University. His research examines ‘South-South’ development cooperation, China’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, the social dynamics of natural resource extraction, and the transformation of politics under late capitalism. His work has been published in journals such as Review of International Political Economy, Political Geography, Globalizations, The China Quarterly, and Latin American Politics and Society. Ruben received his PhD from Cambridge in 2012, and worked as an assistant professor in City University of Hong Kong between 2012 and 2016 before moving to the Netherlands.
At a moment when many politicians and media outlets in the ‘West’ seem adamant to portray China as an antagonist to the United States eager to craft a less-than-capitalist new world order, Ching Kwan Lee’s The Specter of Global China (2017) offers a breath of fresh air. Lee’s meticulous investigation of the varieties of Chinese […]