The East Is Black: Cold War China in the Black Radical Imagination
Coda.: The 1970s: Rapprochement and the Decline of China’s World Revolution
The book closes by summarizing how a handful of black activists and thinkers evaluated President Richard Nixon’s now infamous 1972 trip to China and China’s evolving engagement of Africa during this decade. The chapter argues that to the extent that Nixon’s visit signified the prospect of China’s shift towards capitalism, it was China’s actions in Africa that unambiguously demonstrated its decline as a leader of anti-imperial Third World struggle and the end of its racial claims towards groups of African descent.