Wat Ratchanatdaram Temple in Bangkok, Thailand

Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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

In the Spotlight

Portrait of Maria Ressa

Philippines Investigative Journalist Maria Ressa Wins 2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award

Maria Ressa, cofounder, CEO, and executive editor of Rappler, has been a highly-regarded journalist in Southeast Asia for over thirty years and commended worldwide for speaking truth to power.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) pose for photographs

Gi-Wook Shin and Joyce Lee Discuss How to Keep the Ball Rolling on North Korean Negotiations

“Two things should be kept in mind: diplomatic achievements to date should not be discounted, and the dangers and consequences of diplomatic failure with North Korea should not be downplayed.”
Postdoctoral fellow Ketian Zhang during an interview at APARC.

Video Interview: Postdoctoral Fellow Ketian Zhang on Chinese Coercion and International Security

Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia Ketian Zhang talks about her research into China’s use of coercion in foreign policy and South China Sea disputes, her fellowship experience, and what’s next for her career.

APARC Podcasts

Listen to the latest audio recordings of events and conversations with our experts and guests. To listen on the go, subscribe to our SoundCloud channel.


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

Icon showing an open book with a magnifying glass.


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.

Icon of a mortarboard.


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.

Icon showing a human figure connected to a network tree.

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.


Banner photo credit: Sutthipong Kongtrakool/ Getty Images