KSCB074 Seminar in Chinese History

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Bc. Denisa Hilbertová, M.A. (seminar tutor)
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
Wed 15:50–17:25 U24
NOW ( KSCA013 History of China II ) || NOW ( KSCA028 History of Modern China )
Course Dějiny Číny II (successfully completed or attending the same semester)
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 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
In its period of slow decline from the late 18th into the early 20th century and throughout its 20th century revolution, one of the most important problems facing individual Chinese and China as a nation was choosing appropriate political, social, cultural, and economic identities as contexts and situations changed. This seminar is following the topics that are studied during lectures in course Dějiny Číny II. Because of time limitation during lectures, seminar is providing the opportunity to go deeper into the selected topics, read contemporary and original sources and therefore better understand the those issues.
Learning outcomes
Student presentations At the end of this course students will be able to: - Explain historical development modern Chinese History - Interpret historical events in global aspects, sociological and cultural background - Evaluate historical development, social and political relations between China and the West; also with the attention to common citizens
  • 1. Introduction 2. Frist Contacts and Impressions 3. China and Europe in the 18th century 4. Opium Wars 5. Exploring the Chinese Interior 6. Chinese diasporas around the world 7. Western Imperialism 8. Republic of China 9. Chiang Kai/shek and Taiwan and the West 10.People's Republic of China 11. Deng Xiaoping 12. Final lecture
    required literature
  • FAIRBANK, John F. Dějiny Číny. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 1998. 656 s. ISBN 9788074220074. info
    recommended literature
  • Chinaa new history. Edited by John King Fairbank. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006. xix, 560 p. ISBN 9780674116733. info
  • The Cambridge history of China. Edited by Denis Crispin Twitchett - John King Fairbank. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. xxi, 1203. ISBN 9780521243339. info
  • The Cambridge history of China. Edited by John King Fairbank - Albert Feuerwerker. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986. xix, 1092. ISBN 0521243386. info
  • The United States and China. Edited by John King Fairbank. 4th ed., enlarged. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1983. xxvi, 632. ISBN 9780674924383. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Activity and discussion in the class Presentation
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2021, Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
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