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Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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

In the Spotlight

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Oriana Mastro Discusses Chinese Ambitions, Deteriorating U.S.-China Relations

An incoming FSI Center Fellow starting August 1, Oriana talks about the worsening U.S.-China relations, Chinese goals, her military career, and her new research.
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New Book: 'Being in North Korea' Provides Unique View into Life in the DPRK

Andray Abrahamian offers insights into North Korean society and paints a realistic picture of North Koreans as individuals and of how their country is, and isn’t, changing.
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APARC's New Grant Supports Underrepresented Minority Students

The new diversity grant supports Stanford students from underrepresented minorities interested in studying contemporary Asia. Applications review begins on Sept. 1, 2020.

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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.