studied Sinology—Oriental Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. She has been teaching here since 1987. In 2014, she was appointed Professor of Sinology and Head of the Institute of East Asian Studies of the Faculty of Philosophy. She has also been heading, since 1990, the Chiang Ching-kuovy Foundation International Sinological Centre of Charles University. She has studied topics at the intersection of philology and cultural and intellectual history of China (image of nature in pre-Song Chinese literature, biographical and historiographical writing in ancient and medieval China, literary aesthetics). In the Deconstruction and Construction of National Traditions and Science in China, she investigates the transformation of traditional Chinese culture at the turn of the twentieth century. She has consistently studied the history of European Sinology and questions of the methodology of Sinology/Chinese Studies. She lectures on pre-modern Chinese literature, modern poetry, history of contacts between Europe and China, on the tradition-modernity relationship and on on the ideology of the People’s Republic of China. She has translated Chinese literature and commented on Chinese ideology, politics and Czech-Chinese relations.