‘As Sino-African relations deepen and mature, the debate about how this may affect the continent's development trajectory is diverse and at times contradictory. Tang Xiaoyang's analysis provides an interesting perspective, arguing that Beijing's pragmatic approach to economic dealings offers up to Africa a new set of opportunities, hitherto largely overlooked.'
Ian Taylor - Professor, University of St Andrews
‘Tang Xiaoyang's book is a thoughtful, and at time robustly argued, assessment of China's role in African development. Based on a close reading of the literature and substantive field work, Prof Tang focuses on the pragmatic approach guiding Chinese engagement with development questions in Africa and how this has shaped practical outcomes. Coevolutionary Pragmatism makes a timely and welcome contribution to our understanding of an important relationship too often obscured by sensationalism.'
Chris Alden - Professor of International Relations, The London School of Economics and Political Science
‘Coevolutionary Pragmatism is a landmark study that is already part of the canon of global China studies. Provocative yet balanced, thorough in analysis yet lucid in writing, the book is a powerful contribution to the current debate on China’s involvement in the Global South and beyond.’
Source: The China Quarterly