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Scholarly Publications

Challenges in the Process of China’s Urbanization

May 2017

The same institutions that enabled China’s massive urbanization and spurred its economic growth now require further reform and innovation.To address the issues facing the next phase of the nation’s...

Aid as Transnational Social Capital: Korea's Official Development Assistance in Higher Education

December 2016

In this paper, we explore a new framework for higher education official development assistance (ODA) with a focus on the transnational bridging benefits of social capital.

Policy Challenges from Demographic Change in China and India

July 2016

The world’s two most populous countries face numerous policy challenges from rapid demographic change.

Other Publications

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2015-16

November 2016

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Reforming Higher Education: Meeting the Challenges of Global Competition in the Digital Information Age

November 2012

Education has provided the critical foundation for Asia’s rapid economic growth. However, in an increasingly globalized and digital world, higher education faces an array of new challenges.

News

The role of science and ethics in Korean literature

June 2017

Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford, discusses her current research on literary and scientific education in postwar North and South Korea.The complete...

Opinion: Next Korea, Next Generation

June 2017

Researchers in the Korea Program regularly contribute to Korean media on the Korean affairs ranging from education and economics to politics and society.

Responding to the interest in Korean studies on campus

December 2016

Stanford students now can choose Korea track as a major.

Events

Human Capital and Development: Insights from Korea's Transformation

March 24, 2017

South Korea's persistent economic growth combined with a democratic political system has transformed the country into a developed nation.

Overcoming Economic Malaise: Strategic, Educational and Social Innovation for South Korea

May 4, 2016

South Korea has relied on its export-oriented development model to become an economic powerhouse, but has now reached the limits of this model.

Globalization, Innovation, and Culture in Korea

April 22, 2016

The 8th Annual Koret WorkshopSouth Korea has become an economic powerhouse, but faces multiple challenges.

Projects

Education, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development

Korea’s miraculous economic growth during the latter half of the 20th century was fueled by a well-educated and entrepreneurial population.
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Diversity and Tolerance in Korea and Asia

A new research collaborative examines diversity issues and challenges in Korea and greater Asia.
English

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary Teachers was established at the Korean Studies Program in 2012 with the generous support of Hana Financial Group.
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Multimedia

Can India Ever Become a Great Power?

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center seminar, "Can India Ever Become a Great Power?" with Ashley J. Tellis on Jan.

Can Korea Compete for Global Talent?

April 2016

Video and transcript from the Stanford+Connects event in Seoul, South Korea, on March 15.

Reforming Myanmar's Health System

March 2016

In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked Myanmar’s health system as the second-worst in the world. Its people endured short life expectancies, poor health outcomes, and the highest out-of-pocket health expenses in Southeast Asia.

People

Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program
Lei Guo Visiting Scholar
Rennie Moon Visiting Associate Professor Koret Fellow
Kristen Lee Executive Assistant to Professor Gi-Wook Shin
Huma Shaikh Associate Director for Administration
George Krompacky Publications Manager