KSCB059 Selected chapters from modern Chinese history

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Bc. Denisa Hilbertová, M.A. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Bc. Denisa Hilbertová, M.A.
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
Wed 12:00–13:40 B2.23
KSCA028 History of Modern China
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 11/25, only registered: 2/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 1/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
China had been going through a turmoil period since the 19th century. During those turbulence decades Chinese policymakers, philosophers and thinkers were looking for future political and ideological approaches that would solve Chinese problems. The goal of this course is to introduce the main Chinese leaders and politicians - Sun Yat-sen, Chaing Kai-shek, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, but also other key players, such as Zhou Enlai, Zhu De, Hua Guofeng, Hu Yaobang, Zhao Ziyang, Chiang Ching-kuo - all who formed China’s development in the 20th century.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to: - understand the main ideological development in modern Chinese history - Interpret historical development in wider sociological and cultural context - describe the life journey of studied Chinese leaders - understand the key terminology
  • 1. China and Europe in the 18th and 19th Century through the Perception of European Press 2. China and International Relations at the beginning of the 20th century 3. Sunjatsen 4. Republic of China 5. Chiang Kai-shek 6. Mao Zedong 7. Nacionalist China 8. Chiang Kai-shek and Taiwan 9.PRC and The Cold War 10. Women that formed China 11.Deng Xiaoping 12. The turmoil year 1989
    recommended literature
  • • FENBY, Jonathan. Chiang Kai-shek: China's generalissimo and the nation he lost. New York : Carroll & Graf, 2004. Nebo TAYLOR, Jay. The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China, Belknap Press, 2011.
  • CHANG, Yong and Jon HALLIDAY. Mao : příběh, který možná neznáte. Translated by Michaela Ponocná. Vyd. 1. Praha: Beta-Dobrovský, 2006. 719 s. ISBN 8073062720. info
  • SKŘIVAN, Aleš. Teng Siao-pching : první muž Říše středu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Epocha, 1996. 89 s. ISBN 8090212913. info
  • FASS, Josef. Sunjatsen. 1. vyd. Praha: Orbis, 1966. 212 s. URL info
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The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2022.
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