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Lomová Olga

Prof. PhDr., CSc.
Born May 31, 1957

  • Sinology/Chinese studies
  • Member of Learned Society since 2021

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1976–1981: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Asian and African Studies
    Master degree (Sinology and Oriental Studies)
    Master thesis: “CCP agricultural policy after the  3rd Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee”
  • 1986–1990: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Asian and African Studies
    doctoral programme (CSc.)
    Dissertation: “Five views of Chinese countryside: stories about village life in China” (supervised by Anna Doležalová, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava).
  • 1977–1989: Prague Language School, and privately with Zlata Černá
    Classical Chinese and interpretation of classical literary texts
  • 1978–1989: Evening courses in OKD Prague 6, and privately with Oldřich Švarný
    Mandarin phonetics and grammar
  • Since 1990: research and study in duration of one to six months at Oslo University, EHESS (Paris), Beijing University, Centre for Chinese study (Taipei) and at Cambridge University
    January – June 2000: Harvard University, Fulbright scholar
    Project: „Yongming style poetry as a stepping stone to the High Tang poetic achievement“

Employment and academic positions

  • 1979-1980 Ministry of Foreign Trade, interpreter at the Czechoslovak Trade Office in Beijing
  • 1981: Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Oriental Institute, researcher, Chinese press translation department
  • 1982: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Library of the Department of Asian and African Studies, assistant
  • 1982–1987: maternity leave
  • 1984–1997: National Library (Klementinum), acquisition department, external collaboration, Chinese books
  • 1984–1987: Chinese language interpreter
  • 1987–1999: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Asian and African Studies, teaching assistant
  • 1999–2013: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Asian and African Studies, Associate Professor (Theory and history of Asian and African literature)
    Habilitation thesis: Poselství krajiny: obraz přírody v díle básníka Wang Weje [Messages of the Landscape: Nature in Wang Wei|s Poetry]. Praha: DharmaGaia, 1999
  • 2014: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Asian and African Studies
    Professor (Theory and history of Asian and African literature)

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • PhD Programme Boards
    Asian History and Culture (Chair)
    Theory and history of Asian and African literature (Chair)
    History of Asia and Africa (member)
    Religious Studies (member)
  • Charles University, Faculty of Arts Research Board (member)

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies

  • Since 1988: European Association for Chinese Studies
    (2002–2006, Secretary General)
  • Since 2001: Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation International Sinological Centre
  • Since 2016: Leibniz Institute Eastern Europe – Global Area
    Academic Advisory Board (member)
  • Since 2019: National Tsinghua University (Hsin-chu, Taiwan), Research Center for Literary Thoughts and Discourses
    International Advisory Board (member)

Selected publications

  1. DADEJÍK, Ondřej Dadejík, Olga LOMOVÁ, and Vlastimil ZUSKA. Wang Guowei’s Aesthetics in Transcultural Perspective: “Jingjie” and “Atmosphere”. Philosophy East and West, 2022.
  2. LOMOVÁ, Olga a kol. Ex oriente lux. Rudolf Dvořák (1860–1920). Praha: Univerzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta, 2020.
  3. LOMOVÁ, Olga. Love Beyond the Grave: A Tragic Tale of Love and Marriage in Han China. In Zong-qi CAI, ed. How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context : Poetic Culture from Antiquity Through the Tang. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018, s. 78–95.
  4. LOMOVÁ, Olga, Ondřej DADEJÍK, Vlastimil ZUSKA. Průchod ke „Knize proměn“: Metafyzika změny v čínském myšlení z perspektivy procesuální filosofie [On the Book of Changes from the perspective of processual philosophy]. Filosofický časopis roč. 66, 2018/6, s. 827-844.
  5. LOMOVÁ, Olga and Anna ZÁDRAPOVÁ. Beyond Academia and Politics: Understanding China and Doing Sinology in Czechoslovakia after World War II. In: Shih Chih-yu, ed., Sinology in Post-communist States. Hong-kong: The Chinese University Press, 2016, pp. 1–26.
  6. LOMOVÁ, Olga. Liang Qichao v roce 1902: Přeměna Číny v silný a moderní stát za pomoci nového myšlení [Liang Qichao in 1902: transformation of China into a strong and modern state]. Český časopis historický, Vol. 112 (2014), No. 2, pp. 197-226.
  7. LOMOVÁ, Olga, POKORA, Timoteus. S’-ma Čchien. Kniha vrchních písařů. Výbor z díla čínského historika [Sima Qian: Book of Scribes]. Praha: Karolinum, 2012.
  8. LOMOVÁ, Olga, YEH Kuo-liang. Ach běda, přeběda: oplakávání mrtvých ve středověké Číně [Wu-hu-ai-zai: Mourning the Dead in Early Medieval China]. Praha: DharmaGaia, 2004.
  9. LU JÜ. Kniha o čaji [The Classic of Tea]. Translation and introduction Olga Lomová. Praha: Praha : Spolek milců čaje and DharmaGaia, 2002 (second edition 2021).
  10. LOMOVÁ, Olga. Poselství krajiny: obraz přírody v díle básníka Wang Weje [Messages of the Landscape: Nature in Wang Wei|s Poetry]. Praha: DharmaGaia, 1999.


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Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.