Dr. Anna Rudakowska works as the Assistant Professor at the Department of Global Politics and Economics, Tamkang University, Taiwan. She is a Senior Associate at the Institute of European Studies (IES) and the Department of Political Science (POLI) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and a member of the editorial board of the IES Working Paper Series. She specialises in the European Union (EU) external relations, EU relations with China and Taiwan and cross-strait relations. She is interested in the role of identity, beliefs, values and norms in international politics and particularly in the EU relations with China. She holds a PhD in Political Science from VUB (2011), graduated from the Sinology department at Warsaw University with a Master of Arts (MA) in Cultural Studies, specialising in Chinese Studies, and with a second MA in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics (2004). She welcomes e-mails in English, Polish and Chinese to email@example.com.