KSCB726 Political nd Social System of PRC

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Bc. Magdaléna Rychetská, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
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. Magdaléna Rychetská, M.A., Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Chinese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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 course illustrates the basic course Pol. and Soc. System of PRC. It aims at reading of some primary Chinese sources and secondary literature. 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:
  • complete the image of Party's ideology
  • use specific terminology
  • discuss CCP´s strategies and soft power tactics
  • restate the information from primary and secondary sources
  • Syllabus
    • 1. Introductory lecture: Modern history overview
    • 2. Reading week
    • 3. Hodina: Third and fourth generation of Chinese Communists
    • 4. Reading week
    • 5. Hodina: Fifth generation of Chinese Communists
    • 6. Reading week
    • 7. Hodina: State structure and ideology
    • 8. Reading week
    • 9. Hodina: Territorial conflicts and international relations
    • 10. Reading week
    • 11. Hodina: Civil society, media and legal system
    • 12. Reading week
    • 13. Final lecture
      required literature
    • Routledge handbook of the Chinese communist party. Edited by Willy Wo-Lap Lam. First published. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. xx, 421. ISBN 9781138684430. info
    • Politics in China : an introduction. Edited by William A. Joseph. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. xvii, 437. ISBN 9780195335316. info
    Teaching methods
    Seminars, discussions
    Assessment methods
  • vocabulary tests
  • reading of study materials
  • classroom activitty attendanc
  • Language of instruction
    Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
    Information on completion of the course: Posluchači Kulturních studií Číny povinně ukončují zkouškou.
    The course is taught annually.
    The course is taught: every week.
    General note: Posluchači Kulturních studií Číny povinně zapisují v 1. semestru studia.
    The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
    • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2022, recent)
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