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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

A doctor checks a young girl in a countryside clinic at Shihao Township on October 13, 2007 in Qijiang County of Chongqing Municipality, China.

Karen Eggleston and Colleagues Examine China's National Health Reforms at 10

In 2009, China launched comprehensive health system reforms. Ten years later, what progress has China made in enhancing financial protection under its social health insurance to achieve universal health coverage?
Hallym-Stanford Innovation Cnference Panel

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

As 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, technological development, and innovation in the region.
Portrait of Maria Ressa

Philippines Investigative Journalist Maria Ressa Wins 2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award

Maria Ressa, cofounder, CEO, and executive editor of Rappler, has been a highly-regarded journalist in Southeast Asia for over thirty years and commended worldwide for speaking truth to power.

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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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