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Tobiasz Targosz, PhD

Tobiasz Targosz, PhD

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Fridays 13:45 - 14:45, room 315

History of China

Selected Topics on Contemporary China


Tobiasz Targosz graduated from the Faculty of History of the Jagiellonian University, where he studied history and ethnology. He also studied at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the same university, where he specialized in East Asian studies. His Ph.D. thesis deals with symbolic dimensions of Burmese nationalism and politics in between 1885-2015. 

In between 2010-2017 Targosz studied the Chinese language as well as anthropology and conducted field research in Mainland China and in Taiwan. (Xiamen University, Yunnan University, Minzu University of China, National Chengkung University). In 2015-2016 he realized a research project funded by the Visegrád Group called "Taiwan’s policy towards Myanmar 2010-2015" in National Chengkung University.

Targosz is interested in history and anthropology of East Asia and Southeast Asia, overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia, as well as anthropology of the ethnic minorities in the South-West part of China (Mosuo, Naxi, Yi, Derung, Dai etc.)


Targosz, T. (2017) Never Mind the Generals. Burmese Punk Rock Scene as a Vehicle for Manifesting Changing Notions of Burmese Identity, Prace Etnograficzne, vol. 45, No 2,

Targosz, T. (2016) Burmese culture during the Colonial Period in the  years 1885-1931, Politeja, NO.5 (44), Human values in Intercultural Space

Targosz, T. (2015) Droga do doliny D'rung, czyli o chińskim „wewnętrznym kolonializmie”, Prace Etnograficzne, vol. 43, No 4

Targosz, T. (2014), Chinese involvement in Southeast Asia on Myanmar example, w: red. Gacek, Ł.,Trojnar, E. (2014), China at the beginning of the XXI century, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków 2014

Targosz.T, (2013) Birmański nacjonalizm jako forma nacjonalizmu buddyjskiego. Religijne inspiracje birmańskiej polityki w okresie 1947-1988, w: red. Pycińska M., Wiciarz K.(2013) Nacjonalizm, religia i demokracja. Refleksje nad uniwersalnością pojęć i teorii w kontekście badań Azji i Afryki Północnej, UNUM

Targosz, T. (2012), Myanmar political culture in historical perspective, w: Humanities International,  (2012), 4th edition, Xiamen University Press.