A Cultural Materialist Reading of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest
African studies — The first Chinese in the Nubian and Abyssinian Kingdoms
This is a reading response to an article by Wolbert Smidt on the first Chinese whose presence is
clearly documented in China for the course Foundations in African Studies.
The reading response should be a short essay of approximately 500 words.
The reading response is not about summarising the idea of the articles but to analyse and express your own opinion.
The teacher strongly suggested that I should search for the background of the author and the event in order to do
the response. Please feel free to search for more information (such as the importance of such exchange) needed to
write the article.