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Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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

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Oriana Mastro

Oriana Skylar Mastro Named New Center Fellow

A China and East Asian security expert at Georgetown University, Mastro will begin the next chapter of her academic and military career at APARC in August.
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Coronavirus Crisis Exposes Challenges in Governing China

Sociologist Xueguang Zhou explains why the coronavirus crisis is a classic case study of the systemic tensions in the organization of China's governance.
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Domestic Policies are Causing Economic Slowdown in China

Economist Nicholas Lardy argues that the prioritization of state-owned enterprises and uneven credit lending are bigger factors in China’s economic slowdown than trade deals.

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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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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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