Anna Rudakowska

Dr. Anna Rudakowska

Senior Associate Researcher
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  • Anna Rudakowska started her work at the IES as a PhD researcher in the framework of the project ‘The European Union Policy on Greater China’. In her PhD thesis, she questions the Role of Values in European Union Policies towards China and Taiwan. Contrary to the traditional treatment of values as a causal factor in the analysis of the EU policies towards China and Taiwan, this dissertation focuses on their limiting and enabling roles in communication processes.
  • Anna Rudakowska holds a PhD in Political Science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (June 2011). She started her PhD research at the Graduate Institute for European Studies at Tamkang University in Taiwan. Since then, she was hosted as a researcher at Qinghua University in Xinzhu, Taiwan, at the Center for Contemporary China (Oct. 2006 – Feb. 2007); as a Doctoral Dissertation Fellow at Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) in Taipei (April – June 2008 and Oct. – Dec. 2008); and received a research grant for foreign scholars specializing in Chinese Studies at the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) at the National Central Library in Taipei, Taiwan (Feb. – Aug. 2009). She also gained teaching experience at the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan (Aug. 2006 – Sept. 2008). 
  • Anna Rudakowska graduated in May 2004 from the Sinology department at Warsaw University with an MA in Cultural Studies, specializing in Chinese Studies, and with a second MA in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics. An additional year of Chinese studies at Shandong Pedagogical University in Jinan, China and a second year at Shifan Universitiy in Taipei, Taiwan, gave her the opportunity to perfect her Chinese language skills.