Course: Cultural Anthropology of China

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Course title Cultural Anthropology of China
Course code ASH/AN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Szakos Jozsef, doc. Dr.
Course content
general introduction / habits and thought; ancient China; medieval China; Song culture and society; the Mongol conquest; Ming dynasty; Christian missions; Qing dynasty; West and the Chinese culture

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
  • Preparation for the Exam - 12 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of the course is to introduce historical and cultural anthropology of China in the Imperial period. Students will also learn about basic bibliography, which is required for the finals, and will be acquinted with Chinese terminology. A special attention will be given to the mode of interpretating facts in China and elsewhere.
The lecture is intended for Master´s program.
The course is for the students of Chinese Philology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Regular attendance is required (absence is tolerated only twice per semester). Participants must read the recommended history books, and learn characters for Chinese names and terms.
Recommended literature
  • Olivová, L. (2008). Tradiční čínská architektura. Praha: Nakl. Dokořán.
  • Olivová, Lucie. (2014). Město radovánek na Dlouhé řece. Yangzhou v 18. st.. Praha: Dokořán.

Study plans that include the course
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