Over the past three years, I have been part of two projects based in South Africa that have sought to relate sub-Saharan African values and interests to those in China. Although English has been our medium of communication, we have avoided mediating comparison of these two societies with the West.
The Sunday Tribune on 2 August 2015
It is in many ways unfortunate that English dominates academic discourse across the globe. On the other hand, there is some use in having a lingua franca. One clear advantage is that people from different cultures can easily exchange ideas.