Dr Sara Zumbika-Van Hoeymissen holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from University of Leuven (Belgium). She also holds a Master's degree in Chinese Studies and a postgraduate qualification in International Relations and Conflict Management from the same University.
Dr Sara Zumbika-Van Hoeymissen is a Senior Lecturer in the Chinese Studies Programme at the University of Botswana. She teaches and researches on Modern China. She currently also serves as the Programme Coordinator. Prior to joining the University of Botswana in 2015, Dr Zumbika-Van Hoeymissen worked in Zimbabwe and Belgium.
Dr Sara Zumbika-Van Hoeymissen teaches courses on Africa-China relations, political economy of China and Chinese outbound migration. She also teaches a number of general introductory courses on China.
Dr Sara Zumbika-Van Hoeymissen's research interests are in Africa-China relations and the development of Chinese Studies and the study of Mandarin Chinese in Africa.
Chinese foreign policy, China's foreign relations, Africa-China relations
Van Hoeymissen, Sara (2020), The Case for Localization in the Growing Study of Mandarin Chinese as A Foreign Language (CFL) in Sub-Saharan Africa, in: Lonaka Juornal of Teaching and Learning 11 (1), pp. 85-103.
Fang, Xujun, Tan, Ronghua, Van Hoeymissen, Sara & Gracious Tshepiso Masule. (2019). “Needs Analysis of Target Tasks of Chinese Learners in Southern Africa: The Case of Botswana.” 南部非洲汉语学习者目标任务需求分析 ——以博茨瓦纳为例, in: TCSOL Studies 华文教学与研究. (2), pp. 87-95.
Ndzendze, Bhaso & Sara Van Hoeymissen. (2018), China and Africa's Integration Agenda: The Role of FOCAC. In: Africa-China: Eighteen Years of Change. (ISPI Dossier), 27 September 2018. Online: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/africa-china-eighteen-years-change-21288
Van Hoeymissen, Sara (2011), “Regional Organizations in China’s Security Strategy for Africa: The Sense of Supporting ‘African Solutions to African Problems’”, in: Journal of Current Chinese Affairs (4), pp. 91-118.