Park "Taman Mini," Jakarta, Indonesia

Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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

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Chinese participants wave the national flag as they in a parade to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, at Tiananmen Square on October 1, 2019 in Beijing, China.

Xi's Dilemma, China's Domestic Policy, and its Challenges at 70: Q&A with Andrew Walder

China expert Andrew Walder discusses the challenges faced by the Chinese Communist Party, the changes in Chinese society and domestic policy, and his new book about the Cultural Revolution.
Portrait of Maria Ressa

Join Us: 2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award Honoring Maria Ressa – October 21, 12:45 PM

Acclaimed Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, winner of the 2019 Shorenstein Award, will headline a panel with Larry Diamond and Raju Narisetti, addressing the battle for truth in the digital age.
2018-19 postdoctoral scholars Ketian Zhang and Sarita Panday in conversation at the Encina Hall entranceway.

Open Call for Applications: Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship, AY 2020-21

Recent PhDs researching contemporary political, economic or social change in the Asia-Pacific region are invited to apply now through December 20 for the 2020-21 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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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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