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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

Traders and financial professionals work ahead of the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 1, 2019 in New York City.

Chinese Politics Expert David M. Lampton Analyzes the Escalating U.S.-China Conflict

As the U.S.-China trade war intensifies, the Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow discusses its politics and context, the risk posed by the unrest in Hong Kong, and what can be done to achieve stable coexistence with China.
Crowds pass under the Myeongdong neon lights, Seoul, South Korea

Providing a Framework for Understanding Korea’s Increasingly Diverse Migrants

A special section of the journal Asian Survey, coedited by Gi-Wook Shin, charts a course for understanding the human and social capital contributions of Korea’s increasingly heterogeneous migrants.
Hallym-Stanford Innovation Cnference Panel

Stanford Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference Examines New Pathways for Aging Societies

Asian countries are facing a grim outlook for demographic crisis. APARC’s Asia-Pacific Innovation project convened in South Korea to explore the intersection of aging, new technologies, and innovation in the region.

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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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