Fenomen studiów nad Chinami w Instytucie Bliskiego i Dalekiego Wschodu Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords:China, Asia, China studies, Asian studies, Institute of the Middle and Far East, Jagiellonian University in Krakow
The Phenomenon of China Studies at the Institute of the Middle and Far East of the Jagiellonian University
Modern China became the phenomenon eagerly investigated by wide circles of observers. This trend is associated with a growing number of academic fields with the Asiatic profile on the level of university education. Such characteristics is completely reflected in studies conducted at the Institute of the Middle and Far East of the Jagiellonian University. The purpose of this research is to comprehend a phenomenon of the current interest in Asia developed in Poland, with an example of China, among students of fields at the Institute with the Chinese profile. In recent years, the Institute of the Middle and Far East of the Jagiellonian University became the largest academic institution in Poland conducting this type of studies in nonphilological fields. Research proved that studies on China match the need of educating persons who both know Chinese and have specific knowledge about this country. Uniqueness of the field of study and created professional chances appeared to be equally important.