Drawing on sources from both the U.S. and China, this paper presents the international circulation of this statement as a case study to examine the role of the Afro-Asianist press in linking the African American freedom movement and China’s Cultural Revolution into a unified struggle for global liberation. I demonstrate that through practices of quotation, translation, exchange, and distribution, the Afro-Asianist press fostered for the statement and Chinese-language texts it generated a broad reading public beyond the Chinese nation-state, and thereby injected Afro-Asianist ideas into communal deliberations on liberation in both African America and China. Furthermore, African American activist-intellectuals and those of them who actually visited China penned articles for and were quoted in both Chinese and Black newspapers and articulated a Sinified discourse of Afro-Asianism. I argue the Afro-Asianist press not only recast different experiences of marginalization and oppression and these two radical traditions in terms—either localized or universalist/globalized—productive for political alliances, but also assigned revolutionary agency to those victimized by interlocking systems of oppression.
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