Prague Summer School of Chinese Poetry 2024: Modern Transformations

The Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation International Sinological Center in Prague invites you to

Prague Summer School of Chinese Poetry 2024: Modern Transformations

Date: September 2 – 6, 2024

Venue: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Prague 1,

Nám. J. Palacha 2, room P104


The summer school aims to encourage interest in modern and contemporary Chinese poetry among graduate students of sinology/Chinese studies (Master’s and Ph.D.) as well as the broader interested academic public. It will cover topics essential to understanding the very concept of “modern poetry” (新詩) originally shaped in opposition to “old poetry” (舊詩), and its search for new language, form, and imagination through the 21st century. It will introduce the differences and interactions between traditional genres and modern poetry, as well as the diversity of poetic expressions by modern poets accumulated over time and space, including distinct poetic practices in China proper, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The life of traditional genres in contemporary China also will be touched upon. Chinese poetry will be discussed through the work of selected poets and the summer school will consist of lectures and reading sessions, for which material will be provided in advance.

Speakers at the summer school will include (in alphabetic order) Kwok-kou Leonard Chan (Tsing-hua University, Hsin-chu), Maghiel van Crevel (Leiden University), Andrea Riemenschnitter (University of Zurich), Michelle Yeh (UC Davis), and Yang Zhiyi (Goethe University, Frankfurt).

The summer school is open to all interested students and scholars, upon submitting an online application including a letter of motivation and a short CV (up to 1 page). The tuition is free for all participants. Participants from Central and Eastern European institutions are eligible for a limited number of CCK-F travel and accommodation grants; to apply, specify the estimated ticket price in the online application.

The application deadline is June 15, 2024. Notice of acceptance by June 30, 2024.


Michelle Yeh (奚密) (University of California – UC Davis, USA)

Leonard Kwok Kou Chan (陳國球) (National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu)

Maghiel van Crevel (Leiden University, Netherlands)

Andrea Riemenschnitter (University of Zurich, Switzeland)

Yang Zhiyi (楊治宜) (JWG University Frankfurt am Main)

and Olga Lomová (Charles University, Prague)





Programme pdf


Day 1: Monday September 2

Day 2: Tuesday September 3 

Day 3: Wednesday September 4

Day 4: Thursday September 5

Day 5: Friday September 6






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