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Kristina Kironska

Advocacy Director

Kristina Kironska is a socially engaged interdisciplinary academic, with experience in election observation, research, and advocacy. She is the Advocacy Director at the Central Europe Institute of Asian Studies (CEIAS) and Assistant Professor at Palacky University Olomouc in the Czech Republic, where she co-coordinates the EU-funded project "The EU in the volatile Indo-Pacific" (EUVIP; 2023-2025). Prior to EUVIP, she was a Senior Researcher in the EU-funded project "Sinophone Borderlands - Interaction at the Edges" (2018-2022), also at the Palacky University. Since 2024, she also lectures at the Department of East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) at the University of Vienna In the past, she lived in Myanmar, where she conducted her doctoral research and worked for a local NGO. She also lived in Taiwan for many years, where, after her studies she lectured at the University of Taipei and organized monthly public human rights talks. She still frequently visits Taiwan for her research. From 2023, she also serves as a Board Member of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS). In her research, she focuses mainly on IR and human rights in Southeast and East Asia. She is the author/editor of several academic articles and books, such as "Contemporary China: A new superpower" (Routledge, 2023) or "Asian Champion: All you need to know about contemporary Taiwan" (in Slovak) (Hadart, 2022). She is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of China Studies. She is also very invested in the protection of human rights and is an active member of the European Myanmar Solidarity Network, and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Amnesty International Slovakia. She is fluent and articulate in eight languages. Research interests: Taiwan, Myanmar, China, international relations, human rights, public opinion

Contact
kironska@ceias.eu

Written Articles

China’s challenge to the Western-led international order
CEIAS Papers Jun 6, 2024
China’s challenge to the Western-led international order

Richard Turcsányi, Benjamin Toettoe, James Iocovozzi, Kristina Kironska

Strategies and approaches of EU countries to the Indo-Pacific region: Implications for Slovakia
CEIAS Papers Dec 29, 2023
Strategies and approaches of EU countries to the Indo-Pacific region: Implications for Slovakia

Kristina Kironska, Alfred Gerstl, Renata Westlake, Nick Nieschalke, Valentin Hoffmann, Matej Šimalčík

Taiwan’s quasi-diplomatic interactions with Europe: representative offices
CEIAS Insights Dec 14, 2023
Taiwan’s quasi-diplomatic interactions with Europe: representative offices

Vladimíra Ličková, Kristina Kironska, Kuan Chen

Contemporary China: A New Superpower?
Bookshelf Aug 18, 2023
Contemporary China: A New Superpower?

Kristina Kironska, Richard Turcsányi

Public attitudes in Taiwan-V4 relations: Solid basis, space for improvement
CEIAS Papers Mar 6, 2023
Public attitudes in Taiwan-V4 relations: Solid basis, space for improvement

Kristina Kironska, Richard Turcsányi, Benjamin Toettoe, James Iocovozzi

What Do Bangladeshis Really Think of the Rohingya?
CEIAS Insights Feb 15, 2023
What Do Bangladeshis Really Think of the Rohingya?

Michał Lubina, Kristina Kironska

How Taiwan lost Africa
CEIAS Insights Dec 21, 2022
How Taiwan lost Africa

Kristina Kironska

Trans-Atlantic public opinion on China: Great power competition amidst Russian invasion of Ukraine
CEIAS Papers Dec 12, 2022
Trans-Atlantic public opinion on China: Great power competition amidst Russian invasion of Ukraine

Richard Turcsányi, Alfred Gerstl, Kristina Kironska, Klára Dubravčíková, James Iocovozzi, Peter Gries, Matej Šimalčík, Benjamin Toettoe, Diya Jiang

Destined for conflict? Taiwanese and Chinese public opinions on Cross-Strait relations‎
CEIAS Papers Nov 22, 2022
Destined for conflict? Taiwanese and Chinese public opinions on Cross-Strait relations‎

Kristina Kironska, Richard Turcsányi, Rong Chen, Yiju Chen, Andrew Chubb, James Iocovozzi, Matej Šimalčík

Public opinion in the Indo-Pacific: Divided on China, cheering for US & EU
CEIAS Papers Nov 3, 2022
Public opinion in the Indo-Pacific: Divided on China, cheering for US & EU

Richard Turcsányi, Kristina Kironska, Alfred Gerstl, Klára Dubravčíková, James Iocovozzi, Andrew Chubb, Matej Šimalčík

US-China rivalry in the Global South? Insights from a public opinion survey
CEIAS Papers Oct 17, 2022
US-China rivalry in the Global South? Insights from a public opinion survey

Richard Turcsányi, Klára Dubravčíková, James Iocovozzi, Matej Šimalčík, Kristina Kironska

Chinese views of the world at the time of the Russia-Ukraine war
CEIAS Papers May 12, 2022
Chinese views of the world at the time of the Russia-Ukraine war

Richard Turcsányi, Klára Dubravčíková, Kristina Kironska, Tao Wang, James Iocovozzi, Peter Gries, Andrew Chubb, Veronika Vaseková

EU-Taiwan Tracker
Trackers May 3, 2022
EU-Taiwan Tracker

Kristina Kironska, David Hutt, Matej Šimalčík, Richard Turcsányi, Vladimíra Ličková, Yiju Chen

Ukraine visas welcome but lacking
CEIAS Insights Apr 19, 2022
Ukraine visas welcome but lacking

Kristina Kironska

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