Viktorie Van Deursen


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 Viktorie van Deursen
Research Participant, Mgr. et M.A.

UBC Development Office
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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University Education

1995 - 1999B.A. (Major Chinese, Minor English) Faculty of Philosophy
Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic 
1999 - 2001M.A. (Chinese Philology, Summa Cum Laude Faculty of Philosophy
Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic 
2004 - 2005 M.A. (Asia Pacific Policy Studies)
Recipient of the UBC Graduate Entrance Scholarship
Winner of the Master of Asia Pacific Studies Award for Excellence in Practicum, 2004-2005
University of British Columbia 
Vancouver, Canada

Foreign Stays and Studies

1996 - 1997 Czech Ministry of education Scholarship
1-year Language Studies, Courses: Chinese Language Program for Foreigner Students 
Wuhan University
Wuhan, People's Republic of China
2002 - 2003 Courses: Mandarin Chinese Language Course,
Traditional Chinese Painting Course 
National Taiwan Normal University
Taipei, Taiwan 

Awards and Scholarships

  • Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Policy Studies Award for Excellence in the Practicum for 2004-2005. An official award the Faculty of Graduate Studies for the Best Practicum Paper “Intimate Migrations to Taiwan: Researching the Legal Status of Immigrant Spouses from the Academic, Non-Governmental, and Policy-Making Perspectives”.
  • Graduate Entrance Scholarship. U.B.C. Academic Award, 2004-2005.
  • Czech Ministry of Education Scholarship. One-year academic scholarship for language studies at Wuhan University, China, 1996-1997.

Research Interests

Taiwan Socio-Economic Development; Modern Taiwanese History and Society; Modern Chinese and Taiwanese Literature; Chinese Linguistics; Multilingualism; Multiculturalism; Transnational Migrations

Main Publications

Chapters in monographs

VAN DEURSEN, V. Effective didactic communication in interdisciplinary postgraduate programs: Lessons from A graduate programs in Asia Pacific Policy Studies at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Canada. In: Educational and didactic communications. Bratislava: Didaktis, 2007. ISBN  978-80-89160-46-4.

VAN DEURSEN, V., ZASKODNA, H. Empathy and communication in intercultural context. In: Educational and didactic communications. Bratislava: Didaktis, 2007. ISBN  978-80-89160-46-4.


VAN DEURSEN, V. „Cinskym raketam navzdory“ (How the Taiwanese Live and Breathe for Politics and Elections). Respekt, Vol. 14, March 29-April 04, 2004, P. 11. 

VAN DEURSEN, V. Uplatky pro cinskeho draka“ (In the Dragon’s Claws: Spread of Corruption in China.), Respekt, Vol. 20, May 3, 2004, P. 12.

VAN DEURSEN, V. „Zavri dvere, jde dalajlama“ (Is Dalai Lama’s Reaching out to China) Respekt, Vol. 25, June 14-20, 2004, P. 12.

VAN DEURSEN, V. „Zeleno-modrá spolecnost: jak funguje politika na Tchaj-wanu“ (Presidential Elections in Taiwan: Reality and Prognosis) Reflex, Vol. 25, June 2004. P. 84.

VAN DEURSEN, V. „Jdi na vychod, mlada zeno“ (Transnational Marriages in Taiwan: Heading East) Respekt, Dec. 19-25, 2005.