Anshun bridge in Chengdu during day with clear sky , Sichuan , China.

Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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

In the Spotlight

Relatives of alleged extrajudicial killings wear veils as they take part in a protest versus the drug war killings outside the military and police headquarters on July 17, 2019 in Manila, Philippines

Elucidating the Threats to Democracy and Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region

We are joined this quarter by experts across academia, government, and journalism who analyze the declines of democratic norms, civil liberties, and press freedom throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
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Nominations Open for 2020 Shorenstein Journalism Award; Submissions Due Feb. 14

News editors, publishers, scholars, journalism organizations, entities focused on interpreting the Asia-Pacific region: nominate candidates for the 2020 Shorenstein Journalism Award and $10K prize!
2018-19 postdoctoral scholars Ketian Zhang and Sarita Panday in conversation at the Encina Hall entranceway.

Call for Applications: APARC's 2020-21 Fellowships on Korea and Southeast Asia

We invite recent PhDs to apply to the Korea Foundation-APARC Korea Program Postdoctoral Fellowship, established faculty to apply to the LKC NUS-Stanford Fellowship on Southeast Asia.

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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.

News & Events

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Wed Jan 22
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The Decline of the “Singapore Model” and the Fate of Authoritarian Reformism in China

Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, Third Floor, Central
Fri Jan 24
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Binary Choices: U.S.-China Strategic Competition and the Korean Peninsula

Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, Third Floor, Central
Wed Jan 29
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Population Aging, Productivity, and Technology in Japan

Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, Third Floor, Central
Wed Feb 5
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

China's Economic Development: A Forty Year Perspective

Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, Third Floor, Central
Thu Feb 6
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Party Building or Noisy Signaling? The Contours of Political Conformity in Chinese Corporate Governance

Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, Third Floor, Central