KSCA607 Political nd Social System of PRC

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s) (plus 1 credit for an exam). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Bc. Magdaléna Rychetská, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Denisa Hilbertová, M.A. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Dušan Vávra, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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 12:00–13:40 B2.23
English proficiency - at least upper-intermediate level. Familiar with historical development in the 20th century China
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 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: define the Party's ideology analyse the leaderships of Communist Party of China in last 25 years will understand the structure if CCP international position of CC, it's strategies and soft power tactics be able to navigate through the most important problems of CCP, such as corruption, censorship and estimate the future steps of CCP be able to develop an comprehensive argument regarding the course's topics and present it
  • Introduction
  • Totalitarian rule
  • Third and fourth generation of Chinese Communists
  • Fifth generation of Chinese Communists
  • Sixth generation and the institutionalisation of the authoritarian leadership
  • Party-State: The structure and dynamic of power
  • Ideology, nationalism and patriotic education
  • Internet, media and censorship
  • Legal system
  • Civil society
  • Territorial conflicts and international relations
    recommended literature
  • 5. Merle Goldman: From Comrade to Citizen: The Struggle for Political Rights in China, Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-674-01890-7.
  • 1. Cheng Li: China’s Changing Political Landscape, Brookings Institution Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-8157-5209-7.
  • 2. Cheng Li: Cheng Li: Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era: Reassessing Collective Leadership, Brookings Institution Press, 2016.
  • 4. Elizabeth Perry & Merle Goldman: Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China, Harvard University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-674-02486-1.
Teaching methods
Seminars Presentations Konspekt
Assessment methods
classroom activitty ppt presentation konspekt
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Posluchači Kulturních studií Číny povinně zapisují v 1. semestru studia.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Spring 2020, Spring 2022.
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