KSCA021 Reading in Chinese II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. Lucie Olivová, MA, Ph.D., DSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Magdaléna Rychetská, M.A. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
doc. Lucie Olivová, MA, Ph.D., DSc.
Department of Chinese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. Lucie Olivová, MA, Ph.D., DSc.
Supplier department: Department of Chinese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Thu 8:00–9:40 B2.23
KSCA020 Reading in Chinese I
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to apply the acquired knowledge when reading advanced texts in written Chinese; emphasis will be put on ellucidating of sentence structure and gradual building of students' vocabulary, incl "chengyu".
Learning outcomes
After the completion of this course, students will be able:
- to analyse complicated sentences and complex sentences
- get an active command of sofisticted vocabulary
  • 1. going through the finals from the Winter Semester 2. - 7. Texts available in Study materials 8. - 12. Texts available in Study materials
    required literature
  • ŠVARNÝ, Oldřich and David UHER. Prozodická gramatika čínštiny (Prosodical Grammar of Chinese). 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2014. 163 pp. ISBN 80-244-4205-1. info
    recommended literature
  • KANE, Daniel. Knížka o čínštině. Translated by Lukáš Havlíček. Vyd. 1. Mirošovice: DesertRose, 2009. 207 s. ISBN 9788090329614. info
    not specified
  • Petr Janda. Čínština, četba textů II. elektronická podpora pro čtení a překlad čínských textů do češtiny. Ústav religionistiky MU, 2009.
  • Yi fenzhong xiaoshuo xuan. Beijing Yuyan xueyuan bian, 1980.
Teaching methods
- students' home preparation includes: acquiring of new vocabulary, preparation for the text translation
- the course implies: reading and translation of the text, explanation of new grammar, interpretation of cultural realia in the texts, short vocabulary test each week
Assessment methods
Course completion is conditioned with regular attendance (max. 2 skipped classes permitted), active participation, and home preparation.
Evaluation: the final written test (min. 70%)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2019, recent)
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