Bukchon Hanok Village with modern building in Seoul, South Korea

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 Gi-Wook Shin

APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin Appointed William J. Perry Professor of Contemporary Korea

Shorenstein APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin has been named the William J. Perry Professor of Contemporary Korea, an endowed professorship established jointly by FSI and the School of Humanities and Sciences. Shin, the founding director of the Korea Program at APARC, is a prolific scholar and author.
Yvonne Lee, Summer Intern at Carnegie-Tsinghua Center

Student Interns with Carnegie-Tsinghua Center in Beijing, an Opportunity Supported by APARC

Political science major Yvonne Lee hopes to work in China someday. To test the waters, she spent her summer interning at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Benefiting from the mentorship of Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and working with retired NBA star Yao Ming were some of her summer's highlights.
Fall Scenery in a courtyard near the Geology Corner of the Main Quad.

Announcing Open Call for Postdoctoral and LKC Fellowships Applications, Academic Year 2019-20

APARC invites applications for the 2019-20 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship on Contemporary Asia, the Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Lee Kong Chian Fellowship on Southeast Asia. Postdoc fellowship applications are due January 7, 2019, LKC fellowship applications March 1.

Larry Diamond, Orville Schell, and Ji-Jen Hwang | Roundtable on China’s Growing Sharp Power: American and Taiwanese Perspectives

What We Do

Icon showing an open book with a magnifying glass.

Research

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.

Education

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.

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.

News & Events

  • News
  • Events

Events

Thu Jan 10
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Dual Labor Markets and Economic Globalization: Theory and Evidence from Japanese Manufacturing

Philippines Conference Room Encina Hall, 3rd Floor 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Tue Jan 15
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Indonesia: Democratic Hopes, Institutional Woes

Philippines Conference Room Encina Hall, 3rd Floor 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Wed Jan 23
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Secularization in India

Philippines Conference Room Encina Hall, 3rd Floor 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Jan 24
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Taiwan’s National Security Strategy during the Tsai Administration

Philippines Conference Room Encina Hall, 3rd Floor 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Wed Feb 6
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Chinese Physicians Under Assault: Reading the Landscape of Hospital Violence in China

Philippines Conference Room Encina Hall, 3rd Floor 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305

Photo credit: GoranQ/ Getty Images.