Sinology for 21st century

Sinology for 21st century


The team of sinologists at Charles University continues to work in the spirit of the Prague School established by Jaroslav Průšek. We explore various aspects of linguistic, intellectual and social transformation of China across different periods of time from ancient to present day China. We employ linguistic, literary and historiographic approaches in creative dialogue, always keeping on mind close reading of texts of various types. An important part of our work is critical reflection on the shifts of meanings and creation of new meanings in the process of intercultural Exchange between China and the West going on intensively since late 19th century.


Modes of existing collaboration

  • “Deconstruction and construction of national traditions and science in China (Ministry of Education project „Návrat“, 2012-2016) (Lomová, Hudeček)

  • “Thesaurus Linguae Sericae. An Historical and Comparative Encyclopaedia of Chinese Conceptual Schemes. [on-line]” (http://tls.uni-hd.de/) General Editor:  Christoph Harbsmeier 何莫邪 (Oslo University); Associate Editor Jiǎng Shàoyú 蔣紹愚 (Beijing University); ongoing project. (Zádrapa, Maršálek, Lomová)

  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation International Sinological Center at Charles University (international conferences and workshops, small research grants, visiting professors, publication support; since 1997) (Lomová, Andrš, Hudeček, Klimeš, Maršálek, Zádrapa)

Key collaborators

Selected outputs

  • Zádrapa, Lukáš. Word-Class Flexibility in Classical Chinese Verbal and Adverbial Uses of Nouns. Leiden: Brill, 2011.

  • Hudecek, Jiri. Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis, 2014.

  • Klimeš, Ondřej. Struggle by the Pen. The Uyghur Discourse of Nation and National Interest, c.1900-1949. Brill, 2015.


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