Poslední úprava: Václav Kopecký (21.02.2023)
Lecture 1: Introduction
No preliminary reading needed
Lecture 2: Modern Chinese History: A Crash Course
William Callahan, “National Insecurities: Humiliation, Salvation, and Chinese Nationalism,” Alternatives, Vol. 29 2004, p.199-218.
For topics that will catch your interest, you can find some guidance in some of the books on modern Chinese history:
Jonathan D. Spence, “The Search for Modern China,” 2012, New York: W.W. Norton & Company (particularly chapters 11, 19 and 22).
John King Fairbank, “China: A New History,” 2016, New York: Belknap Press (Available also in Czech).
Philip Short, “Mao: The Man Who Made China,” 2017, London and New York: IB Taurus. (Available also in Czech).
Lecture 3: China under and after Mao
Timothy Cheek, “Mao, Revolution, and Memory,” in A Critical Introduction to Mao, 2010, pp 3-15 (but recommended also the rest of the chapter until page 30).
Tony Saich, “Governance and Politics of China,” 2010, Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter 3 (China Under Reform 1978-2003)
Jonathan Fenby, “The Penguin History of Modern China,” 2008, London: Penguin Group (particularly chapters 27, 29, and 31).
Lecture 4: From Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping
David M. Lampton, “Following the Leader: Ruling China from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping,” 2014, University of California Press, Berkley, London, Chapter 1: Evolution in the Revolution, pp 13-44.
Elizabeth C. Economy, “The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State,” 2018, Oxford University Press, New York, Introduction, pp. 1-19.
Willy Lam Wo-Lap, “What is Xi Jinping’s Thought?,” September 21, 2017, Jamestown Foundation. Available at https://jamestown.org/program/what-is-xi-jinping-thought/
Lecture 5: China's Foreign Policy
Alex He, “The Belt and Road Initiative: Motivations, Financing, Expansion and Challenges of Xi’s Ever-Expanding strategy,” Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development, Vol 4(1), 2020, pp. 139-154 and and 159-166.
Linda Jakobson and Ryan Manuel, “How Are Foreign Policy Decisions Made in China?,” Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies, Vol. 3(1), 2016, pp. 101-110.
Gerry Groot, “The Rise and Rise of the United Front Work Department under Xi,” China Brief, Vol. 18(7), April 24, 2018.
Marc Lanteigne, “Chinese Foreign Policy: An Introduction,” 2019, Oxon and New York: Routledge, Chapter 1 (Introduction: The Reconstruction of Chinese Foreign Policy), pp 1-26.
Nadège Rolland, China’s Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative, National Bureau of Asian Research, 2017, Ch. 3.
Lecture 6: Europe and China
Laurens Cerulus and Jakob Hanke Vela, “Enter the Dragon: Chinese investment in crisis-hit countries gives Beijing influence at the European Union’s table,” April 10, 2017, Politico. Available at: https://www.politico.eu/article/china-and-the-troika-portugal-foreign-investment-screening-takeovers-europe/?utm_source=POLITICO.EU&utm_campaign=d3bc30dcba-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_10959edeb5-d3bc30dcba-189772065
Max J. Zenglein, “Mapping and recalibrating Europe’s economic interdependence with China,” November 18, 2020, Merics. Available at: https://merics.org/en/report/mapping-and-recalibrating-europes-economic-interdependence-china
Justyna Szczudlik, “Seven Years of the 16+1: An Assessment of China’s ‘Multilateral Bilateralism’ in Central Europe”, Asie.Visions, No. 107, Ifri., April 2019, pp. 6-15.
Thornster Benner et. al., “Authoritarian Advance: Responding to China’s Growing Political Influence in Europe,” 2018, Global Public Policy Institute and Mercator Institute for China Studies, pp. 5-13
Lecture 7: Germany and China
Hans Kundnani and Jonas Parello-Plesner, “China and Germany: Why the Emerging Special Relationship Matters for Europe,” ECFR, p. 1-9., 2012.
Yasmin Samrai, “Trading with the frenemy: Germany’s China Policy,” October 30, 2019, European Council on Foreign Relations. Available at: https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_trading_with_the_frenemy_germanys_china_policy.
Irene Ezran and Joseph Vaughan, “Sino-German Relations in the Era of Global Interdependence,” CSIS, November 4, 2022. Available at: https://www.csis.org/blogs/new-perspectives-asia/sino-german-relations-era-global-interdependence
Christoph Schnellbach and Joyce Man, “Germany and China: Embracing a Different Kind of Partnership?” 2015, CAP Working Paper
Jan Weidenfeld, “Germany: No Pivot to China” in Mario Esteban and Miguel Otero-Iglesias: “Europe in the Face of US-China Rivalry”, ETNC, January 2020, pp. 75-82.
Andreas Fulda, “Germany’s China Policy of ‘Change Through Trade’ Has Failed”, June 1, 2020, RUSI.
Lecture 8: Hungary and China
Tamas Matura, “Absent political values in a pragmatic Hungarian China policy,” in Tim Nicholas Rühlig et. al. Political values in Europe-China relations, 2018, pp. 47-50.
Vörös Zoltán, “Who Benefits from the Chinese-Built Hungary-Serbia Railway?” The Diplomat, January 4, 2018. Available at https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/who-benefits-from-the-chinese-built-hungary-serbia-railway/
Tamas Matura, “Chinese Investment in Hungary: Few Results but Great Expectations,” in Seaman John, Mikko Huotari and Miguel Otero-Iglesias, 2017, Chinese Investment in Europe: A Country-Level Approach, pp. 75-79
Réka Koleszár, “Hungary-China Relations: Is it Time for a Change?,” October 28, 2021, Choice, Available at: https://chinaobservers.eu/hungary-china-relations-is-it-time-for-a-change/
Julian Tucker and Bozsik Ádam, “Avenues to Europe: China’s Relationship with Hungary,” February 25, 2019, ISDP Voices. Available at: https://isdp.eu/chinas-relationship-with-hungary/
Lecture 9: Poland and China
Lukasz Sarek, “The 16+1 Initiative and Poland’s Disengagement from China,” 2019, China Brief, Vol. 19, Issue 4, Jamestown Foundation.
Justyna Szczudlik, “Poland-China Relations: from Enthusiasm to Caution? A Polish perspective,” 2018, Unpublished manuscript.
Lunting Wu and Kamil Matusiewicz, “China-Poland Relations amid the Ukraine War,” The Diplomat, October 13, 2022. Available at: https://thediplomat.com/2022/10/china-poland-relations-amid-the-ukraine-war/
Patrycja Pendrakowska, “Poland’s perspective on the Belt and Road Initiative”, 2018, Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies, 7:2, 190-206.
Justyna Szczudlik, “Poland’s Measured Approach to Chinese Investments,” in Seaman John, Mikko Huotari and Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Chinese Investment in Europe: A Country-Level Perspective, 2017, pp. 109-115.
Lecture 10: The Czech Republic and China
Martin Šebeňa and Richard Turscányi, “Divided National Identity and COVID-19: How China Has Become a Symbol of Major Political Cleavage in the Czech Republic,” The China Review, Vol. 21, No. 2 (May 2021), 35-63
Rudolf Fürst and Gabriela Pleschová, “Czech and Slovak Relations with China: Contenders for China’s Favour. Europe-Asia Studies, 62:8, 2010, pp. 1363-1381 (also relevant for the next lecture on Slovakia).
Jeremy Garlick, “Chinese Investments in the Czech Republic: Opportunity or Threat?” CHOICE, February 12, 2020, available at: https://chinaobservers.eu/chinese-investments-in-the-czech-republic-opportunity-or-threat/.
Jakub Jakóbowski and Krzysztof Debiec , “Chinese investments in the Czech Republic: changing the expansion model,” June 6, 2018, OSW. Available at: https://www.osw.waw.pl/en/publikacje/analyses/2018-06-06/chinese-investments-czech-republic-changing-expansion-model-0
European Voice (2010) From Charter 77 to Charter 08, from Havel to Xiaobo. Politico, October 13, 2010. Available at http://www.politico.eu/article/from-charter-77-to-charter-08-from-havel-to-xiaobo/
Martin Hála, “Making Foreign Companies serve China: Outsourcing Propaganda to Local Entities in the Czech Republic” Jamestown Foundation, January 17, 2020, 20:1. Available at: https://jamestown.org/program/making-foreign-companies-serve-china-outsourcing-propaganda-to-local-entities-in-the-czech-republic/?mc_cid=7c035be800&mc_eid=e98986e7ea
Lecture 11: Slovakia and China
Gabriela Pleschová and Richard Turscányi, “Slovakia: A Country between East and West” in Mario Esteban and Miguel Otero-Iglesias: “Europe in the Face of US-China Rivalry”, ETNC, January 2020, pp. 147-154.
Gabriela Pleschová, “Chinese Investment in Slovakia: The Tide May Come In” in Seaman John, Mikko Huotari and Miguel Otero-Iglesias (2017) Chinese Investment in Europe: A Country-Level Perspective, pp. 135-140.
Richard Turscányi and Matej Šimalčík, “Slovak Policy Towards China is Built on Empty Words,” October 4, 2018. Available at https://www.thenewfederalist.eu/slovak-policy-towards-china-is-built-on-empty-words
Barbara Kelemen et. al. “Slovakia and China: Challenges to the Future of the Relationship”, 2020, Central European Institute of Asian Studies.
Lecture 12: Conclusion and comparative analysis of V4 region
Richard Q. Turcsányi, “China and the Frustrated Region: Central and Eastern Europe’s Repeating Troubles with Great Powers,” China Report 15, 1, 2020.
Ivana Karásková (ed.), “Empty Shell no More: China’s Growing Footprint in Central and Eastern Europe,” CHOICE, April 2020. (pp. 14-56)
Matej Šimalčík (ed.), “Perception on China among V4 Political Elites,” CEIAS, 2019 (parts you are interested in)
Marcin Grabowski and Jakub Stefanowski, “The Chinese Belt and Road Initiative from the Central European Perspective – Rhetoric Versus Reality,” Stosunki Miedzynarodowe – International Relations, 54, 4, 2018.