Prof. Olga Lomová

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Education and academic promotion:

  • 2014, Prof., Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Theory and History of Literature in Asia and Africa
    • 1998, Doc., Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts. Habilitation thesis in Theory and History of Literature in Asia and Africa: “Poselství krajiny: obraz přírody v díle tchangského básníka Wang Weje [Messages of the landscape: concept of nature in the poetry of the Tang poet Wang Wei]“ (in Czech)
    • 1985–1989, CSc. [Ph.D.], Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Department of Asian and African Studies. Doctoral thesis in History of Chinese Literature, dissertation: „Five views of the Chinese countryside: contemporary Chinese rural fiction“ (in Czech)
  • 1976–1981, Mgr., Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Department of Asian and African Studies. Diploma thesis in Sinology and Oriental studies: “Agricultural policy of the CCP and its implementation (1978-1980)“ (in Czech)

 

Work Experience:

    • 2001 – now, director Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation International Sinological Center at Charles University
    • 2014– now, professor, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Institute of East Asian Studies
    • 1999–2013, docent, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Institute of East Asian Studies
    • 1990–1999, teaching assistant, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Institute of East Asian Studies
    • 1987–1990, assistant, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Institute of East Asian Studies
    • 1984–1997, Czech National Library (Klementinum), Chinese books registration, external collaboration
    • 1984–1987, Chinese language interpreter, freelance
    • 1981, Czech Academy of Sciences, Oriental Institute, researcher and translator in the Department of Chinese Press
  • 1979–1980, Czech Ministry of Foreign Trade, translator and interpreter at the Czechoslovak embassy in Beijing, PRC

 

Grants and research support:

 

  • 2012–2016, principal investigator, “Deconstruction and Construction of National Traditions and Science in China”, (supported by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic, LK11216)
  • 2012 –2016, coinvestigator, “Racionalita ve vědách o člověku”, PRVOUK P13 (VVZ “Cultures as Metaphors of the World”)
  • 2010, principal investigator, “Oral History of Czechoslovak Sinology“, supported by National Taiwan University
  • 2009, October, travel grant, Cambridge University, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, research grant (Czech Ministry of Education, topic: Concepts of nature in Tang dynasty literature)
  • 2008, April – June, principal investigator, Hanxue yanjiu zhongxin, Taipei, Taiwan (topic: Sima Qian and early Chinese historiography)
  • 2000, January – June, principal investigator, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University (Fulbright fellowship, topic: Yongming style poetry as a stepping stone to High Tang poetic achievement)Academic service  
  • 2016 –: Institute for the Study of Strategic Regions, Charles University, Prague, Director of the Board
  • 2016 –: scientific committee of the National Gallery, Prague
  • 2002–: scientific committee of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • 2002–2006: European Association for Chinese Studies, Secretary General

 

Research interests

Pre-modern Chinese literature and literary aesthetics, intellectual transformation of China since late 19th century, Chinese modernization in cross-cultural perspective, general issues of transdiciplinarity in humanities and social sciences. Olga Lomová also regularly comments on contemporary Chinese politics and ideology, with special focus on Chinese contacts with Eastern and Central Europe, and is a co-founder of Sinopsis, a Czech website dedicated to this topic (https://sinopsis.cz/).

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