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Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

Stanford University's hub for interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement on contemporary Asia

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Nominations Open for the 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award

The award recognizes outstanding journalists and journalism organizations for excellence in coverage of the Asia-Pacific region. Submissions are due by February 15.
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The PLA's Role in China's South China Sea Strategy

In the South China Sea, the PLA is more active, focused on signaling to bolster deterrence against the US, but is not necessarily more aggressive, argues Oriana Mastro.
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New Fellowship Seeks to Strengthen U.S.-China Relations

Applications now open for the China Policy Fellowship, which will advance empirically-driven research on challenges central to the U.S. China policy agenda.

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About Us

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) is dedicated to the study of critical issues affecting the countries of Asia and their regional and global relations. Our scholar community is comprised of distinguished academics and practitioners in government, business, and civil society. Through policy-relevant research, publications, education, public programs, and international collaborations, we address pressing challenges in a world in which Asia plays an increasingly central role.


What We Do

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Pursue and publish interdisciplinary, social science-oriented scholarship from regional and global perspectives on issues of vital importance to the economies, foreign affairs, health, politics, and societal transitions of the Asia-Pacific.

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Support the next generation of Asia experts by offering fellowship and training opportunities to academics and practitioners, teaching Stanford courses, and bringing Asia-Pacific topics into high school and community college classrooms.

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Policy & Outreach

Illuminate Asia-Pacific-focused, policy-relevant problems and solutions and strengthen cooperation between counterparts in the United States and Asia by providing expert analysis, thought leadership, and constructive interaction.