JAP209a Writing Japanese IV.- theory

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Zuzana Kubovčáková, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Barbora Mejzlíková (lecturer)
Mgr. Miki Udržalová, BA (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc.
Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
JAP200a Writing Japanese III.- theory && JAP201a Japanese language III.-theory
Kurz nadväzuje na výuku z predchádzajúceho semestra.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main objective of the course is mastery of a greater number of Japanese characters and the increase in the students vocabulary and kanji compounds.
  • Intermediate Kanji Book, Vol.1.
  • Kanji in Context
  • Nihongo Kanji Training
    required literature
  • KANŌ, Chieko. Intermediate Kanji book. [Tokyo]: Bonjinsha, 2001. xiii, 387. ISBN 9784893584892. info
  • Kan-Ei gakushū jiten. Edited by Jack Halpern. New ed. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 2001. 45a, 1008. ISBN 9784770028556. info
  • NELSON, Andrew Nathaniel. The compact Nelson Japanese-English character dictionary. Edited by John H. Haig. 1st ed. Rutland, Vt.: Tuttle, 1999. xi, 779. ISBN 0804820376. info
    recommended literature
  • ZÁDRAPA, Lukáš and Michaela PEJČOCHOVÁ. Čínské písmo. Vydání první. Praha: Academia, 2009. 297 stran. ISBN 9788020017550. info
  • UNGER, J. Marshall. Ideogram : Chinese characters and the myth of disembodied meaning. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2004. xvi, 196. ISBN 0824827600. info
  • SEELEY, Christopher. A history of writing in Japan. Paperback edition. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2000. x, 243. ISBN 082482217X. info
  • DEFRANCIS, John. Visible speech : the diverse oneness of writing systems. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1989. xiv, 306. ISBN 0824812077. info
  • DEFRANCIS, John. The Chinese language : fact and fantasy. Pbk. ed. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1986. x, 330. ISBN 0824808665. info
Teaching methods
Teoretical explanation of the meaning of characters combined with writing drills.
Assessment methods
One essay, one commentary.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Do záverečného hodnocení budu započítavány i průběžné testy.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zápis mimo japanistiku je podmíněn souhlasem vyučující.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2020, recent)
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