E-mail: hardina.ohl@mahidol.edu
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  • B.A. Sinology and Cultural Studies (Humboldt University Berlin)
  • International Chinese Language Program (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • M.Sc. Asian Politics (SOAS, University of London)
  • PhD Politics and International Studies (SOAS, University of London)

Areas of Research Interest

  • Identity
  • The Politics of Memory
  • Cultural and Political Dimensions of Tourism
  • Borderlands
  • East Asia

Course Taught

  • ICIR 203 Foundations of Political Thought
  • ICIR 235 Strategic Networks in Asia-Pacific
  • ICIR 324 Society and Technology in the Modern World
  • ICIR 325 Migration, Diaspora and the Politics of Space
  • ICIR 326 Contemporary China
  • ICIR 333 The Politics of Memory in Asia


  • Zhang, J. J. and Ohlendorf, H. 2022. ‘The not-so-great rapprochement: Taming and consuming Chiang Kai-shek in Cross-Strait rapprochement tourism’, East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 8(1). pp. 109-130.
  • Ohlendorf, H. 2020. Book review of The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan. International Journal of Taiwan Studies. Vol. 3 (1). pp. 167-170.
  • Ohlendorf, H. 2018. ‘Memorial Cultures in Democratic South Korea and Taiwan.’ Research Symposion of the Asia Culture Center. Gwangju: Asia Culture Center.
  • Ohlendorf, H. 2018. ‘Studying Taiwan: The Politics of Area Studies in the United States and Europe’, in W. Richter, E. Koldunova and A. Tzeng (Eds.), Framing Asian Studies: Institutions: Geopolitics and Institutions. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 142-162.
  • Ohlendorf, H. 2017. ‘Building a New Academic Field: The Institutionalization of Taiwan Studies in Europe’, International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 13 (2), 115-140. https://doi.org/10.21315/ijaps2017.13.2.6.
  • Ohlendorf, H. 2014. ‘The Taiwan Dilemma in Chinese Nationalism’, Asian Survey, 54 (3), 471-491.
  • Ohlendorf, H. 2014. Book review of China Goes Global: The Partial Power by David Shambaugh, Silpakorn University International Journal of Social Sciences, 14 (3), 193-198.
  • Ohlendorf, H. 2012. The construction of Taiwan identity in the global field of Taiwan Studies. PhD dissertation. London: SOAS, University of London.

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