Solange Guo Chatelard


Research Interests
Historicity of the state, state formation, and everyday politics in rural China and Zambia, China-Africa relations, development, migration

Research Area(s)
Zambia, China


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Debate on China in Africa (, March, 27, 2013)
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People & Power: King Cobra and the Dragon (Al Jazeera Article, January 5, 2012)
PuRe publication record of Solange Chatelard
(Publication Repository of the Max Planck Society containing bibliographic data and numerous fulltexts)


Solange Guo Chatelard is a Ph.D candidate at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and an associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale, Germany. She specialises on local politics and everyday state formation in contemporary rural China and among the nascent Chinese community in Zambia, focusing in particular on the interplay between formal discourse, everyday practices, and cultural symbols in the formation and reproduction of the state at home and abroad. Her research is based on extensive fieldwork carried out in China and Zambia.

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