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Short biography

Saša Istenič is Assistant Professor at the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Ljubljana. She is also a founder and a director of the Taiwan Study Center in Slovenia and a former executive board member of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS). Dr. Istenič received her PhD in China and Asia-Pacific Studies from National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan), her MA in Chinese Studies from Leeds University (UK) and her BA degree from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) with a double major in Chinese and Japanese studies.

Major publications

  • Taiwan’s Diplomacy: Former Yugoslavia and its Successor States. Monograph. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag, 2009: 1-245, ISBN 978-3-639-15637-9.
  • National Study Plans for Elementary Schools and High Schools: Chinese as an Elective Course. Ministry of Education and Sports of the Republic of Slovenia, 2011 and 2012.
  • "Building Confidence across the Taiwan Strait." Razprave FF: Tradicija v objemu modernosti: Stoletje kitajskega preporoda. Ljubljana: Scientific & Research Institute of Faculty of Arts, 2012: 47-58, ISBN: 978-961-237-550-8.
  • "Taiwan-China: The Gordian Knot Stays Tied." Časopis za kritiko znanosti, domišljijo in novo antropologijo 42 / 258: 189-197, 2014, ISSN 0351-4285.
  • "Reporting of the Diaoyu/Diaoyutai/Senkaku Islands Dispute in Selected Slovene Media." Asian Studies 3 (19) / 1, 2015, pp 263-280.
  • Vzhodna Azija : prizorišče kompleksnih varnostnih dilem (East Asia: arena of complex security dilemmas). In: CULIBERG, Luka (ed.), PETROVČIČ, Mateja (ed.). Na stičišču mnogoterih svetov : azijske študije v Sloveniji, (Zbirka Razprave FF, ISSN 2335-3333), 2016, pp.261-276.

Research interests

  • Cross-Taiwan Strait relations
  • EU-China and EU-Taiwan relations
  • East Asian security and diplomacy

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