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Scholarly Publications

Divergent Memories: Opinion Leaders and the Asia-Pacific War

July 2016

No nation is free from the charge that it has a less-than-complete view of the past.

Internationalizing Higher Education in Korea: Challenges and Opportunities in Comparative Perspective

June 2016

Student mobility in Asia has reached unprecedented levels.

The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in India

March 2016

The neighboring north Indian districts of Jaipur and Ajmer are identical in language, geography, and religious and caste demography.

Other Publications

Behind the Comfort Women Agreement

January 2016

The breakthrough agreement on the comfort women issue between Japan and South Korea on Dec. 28, 2015, was the culmination of at least four years of negotiations between the two governments.

Demographic Change in East Asia: Economic, Social, and Security Implications

December 2011

Japan leads, chased closely by South Korea, with China, on a vastly larger scale, not far behind.

Korean Food, Korean Identity: The Impact of Globalization on Korean Agriculture

December 2005

One of the few ways to get a taste of North Korea, short of leaping through numerous hoops to get a visa to visit the country, is to eat cold noodles (naengmyen).

News

Reflections on journalism across Asia

April 2017

Emerging technologies, stemming from the heart of Silicon Valley and extending to Asia and beyond, have pushed the bounds of how stories are told by journalists and the way in which readers...

Changing attitudes toward diversity in South Korea

April 2017

South Korean culture has long held ethnic homogeneity as an integral part of national identity, but attitudes toward multiculturalism are slowly beginning to change amid the country’s shifting...

Indian historian: Freedom of expression key to vibrant democracy

April 2017

Protecting freedom of expression is essential to vibrant democracies and to meet the needs of people now and into the future, Indian historian Ramachandra Guha said at a Stanford event seeking to...

Events

Intersections of Science, Language, and Literature in Modern and Premodern Korea

October 28, 2016

To RSVP, please click here. Inquiries to kcortright@stanford.eduScience and literature studies have constituted an exciting arena for academic investigation in recent decades.

The 5th Annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 13, 2016

The fifth annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place this summer, from July 25 to 28, at Stanford.

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.

Projects

The Korea Colloquium on History and Culture

The lectures of the Korea Colloquium on History and Culture are sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, Korean Studies Program and the William J.
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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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Divided Memories and Reconciliation

There are two obstacles to understanding how historical memory about the wartime period has been formed in Northeast Asia.
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Multimedia

Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC colloquium, "Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India," on April 5, 2017, with Ramachandra Guha.India prides itself on being the "world's largest democracy." In some respects it is certifiably...

Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?

February 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program panel discussion, "Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?" on Jan.

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.

People

Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Dafna Zur Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures