Giles Mohan and Heidi Ostbo Haugen are organising a panel on China-Africa relations at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting in February. Here is the call for papers. The focus is on methodological challenges and on reworking development studies, so it can be an interesting session. Apparently, also, the AAG is more relaxed and ecumenical than some other professional associations.
Call for papers: (guess what the title is?)