KSCA607 Contemporary Political System of PRC

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s) (plus 1 credit for an exam). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Bc. Denisa Hilbertová, M.A. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Lucie Olivová, MA, Ph.D., DSc.
Department of Chinese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Bc. Denisa Hilbertová, M.A.
Supplier department: Department of Chinese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Mon 12:00–13:40 B2.32
English proficiency - at least upper-intermediate level. Familiar with historical development in the 20th century China
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal of this course is to introduce the basis characteristics of contemporary Chinese political system, it's strategies, long term goals and challenges. Focus will be on inner cooperation of CCP, it's leaders and the Party's hierarchy.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course the students will be able to: define the Party's ideology analyse the leaderships of Communist Party of China in last 25 years will understand the structure if CCP international position of CC, it's strategies and soft power tactics be able to navigate through the most important problems of CCP, such as corruption, censorship and estimate the future steps of CCP be able to develop an comprehensive argument regarding the course's topics and present it
  • 1. Introduction Chinese Marxism Historical development of Communist Party of China 1921-1989 2. Third generation of Chinese Communists Jinag Zemin Three Represents“ 3. Fourth generation of Chinese Communists a. Hu-Wen Administration b. Hu Jintao c. „Scientific Development Concept“ and „Socialist Harmonious Society“ 4. Fifth generation of Chinese Communists a. Xi-Li Administration b. Xi Jinping 5. Hierarchy of Communist Party of China a. Central Organisations b. Middle and Lower ranking Organisations c. Members and membership d. Communist Youth League 6. Communist Party of China a. Ideology b. Symbols c. Relations with other political parties i. Communist Parties ii. Non-communist Parties 7. Territorial Conflicts a. Tibet b. Taiwan c. South China Sea d. Xinjiang 8. Challenges of Fifth generation of Chinese Communists and the future of Sixth generation of Chinese Communists a. Xi Jinping's Challenges b. Transition of Power c. Corruption d. Chinese Elite 9. Civil Society a. Media b. Censorship c. Internet 10. Civil Society a. Hukou system b. Social Credit system c. Human Rights 11. CCP and International Relations a. UN b. Career Diplomats c. International Cooperation with other Communist States 12. Final lecture
    recommended literature
  • 5. Merle Goldman: From Comrade to Citizen: The Struggle for Political Rights in China, Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-674-01890-7.
  • 1. Cheng Li: China’s Changing Political Landscape, Brookings Institution Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-8157-5209-7.
  • 2. Cheng Li: Cheng Li: Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era: Reassessing Collective Leadership, Brookings Institution Press, 2016.
  • 4. Elizabeth Perry & Merle Goldman: Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China, Harvard University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-674-02486-1.
Teaching methods
Seminars Presentations Essay
Assessment methods
classroom activitty attendance ppt presentation essay - 6 pages
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Posluchači Kulturních studií Číny povinně ukončují zkouškou.
The course is taught annually.
General note: Posluchači Kulturních studií Číny povinně zapisují v 1. semestru studia.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zápis mimo Kulturní studia Číny je podmíněn souhlasem vyučujících.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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