Cherry blossoms at Kuon temple, Mt.Minobu, Japan.

Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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

In the Spotlight

Joko Widodo Campaigns Ahead Of Indonesia's Presidential Election

Between Hope and Caution: One American’s View of Indonesia’s Election

Southeast Asia Program Director Don Emmerson reflects on what the fifth national election means for the twenty year old democracy.
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.
U.S. and Chinese officials meeting in the White House as part of ongoing trade negotiations.

U.S.-China Business Council President Discusses the U.S.-China Trade Dispute

In the confrontation between Washington and Beijing “the trade part is incidental: it’s a technology war, not a trade war," said Ambassador Craig Allen, U.S.-China Business Council President, at APARC.

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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.


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