Course: Geography of contemporary China

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Course title Geography of contemporary China
Course code KGG/CHINA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šimáček Petr, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1.Deng Xiaoping - the father of Chineese transformation 2. Environment 2.1. Current environmental issues 2.2. South-North transport of water 3.Population 3.1. Population ageing 3.2. Population-national policy od China 4. Economy 4.1. Changing position of China in global economy 4.2. Go West policy 5. Geopolitics 5.1. Africa in the shere of Chineese interests 5.2. Energetic geopolitics of China 6. China 2030

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
  • Homework for Teaching - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 12 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Problem teaching of regional geography with the focus on selected actual problems of China.

Basic knowledge about China and east Asia.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam, Seminar Work

Knowledge within the range of lectures and literature, seminar work.
Recommended literature
  • ECONOMY, E., C. (2004). (2004). The River Runs Black. The Environmental Challenge to China?s Future. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, London.
  • FENG, Wang (2011):. (2011). The Future of a Demographic Overachiever: Long-Term Implications of the Demographic Transition in China. Population & Development Review. roč. 37, s. 173-190.
  • FISHER-VANDEN, Karen (2009):. (2009). Energy in China: Understanding Past Trends and Future Directions.. nternational Review of Environmental & Resource Economics, roč. 3, č. 3, s. 217-244.
  • FÜRST, R. (2006):. (2006). Čína ve XX. století, období 1989 ? 2005, 3. díl.. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.
  • HERD, Richard (2010):. (2010). A Pause in the Growth of Inequality in China?. OECD Economic Department Working Papers, č. 748.
  • Horálek, A., Ptáček, P. (2013):. (2013). Vybraná témata z geografie současné Číny. Munipress, Masarykova Univerzita v Brně.
  • Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences. (2000). ATLAS OF POPULATION, ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF CHINA. Science Press, Beijing, New York.
  • OZAWA, T. (2009):. (2009). The Rise of Asia: The ?Flying-Geese?: Theory of Tandem Growth and Regional Agglomeration.. Chelhampton: Edward Elgar.
  • RAHMAN, Anwar (2005):. (2005). Sinicization Beyond the Great Wall: China?s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Leicester: Matador.
  • SUTTER, R. G. (2010):. (2010). Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and policy since the Cold war.. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • WANG, H. (2010):. (2010). The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World?s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You. Bestseller Press.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses - Summer
Faculty of Science Teaching Training in Geography for Secondary Schools (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -