Scenic view of West Lake and Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam

Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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

In the Spotlight

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.
2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award call for nominations on the background of Encina Hall front.

New Selection Committee for the Shorenstein Journalism Award and Call for 2019 Award Nominations

We are delighted to welcome five experts across journalism, policy, and Asia research to the selection committee for the Shorenstein Journalism Award. Nominations for the 2019 award and $10,000 prize are now open to entry.
Participants at the 2019 U.S.-Japan Security Dialogue in Tokyo

U.S.-Japan Security and Defense Dialogue Expands Work on Security in the Indo-Pacific Region

The third gathering of the dialogue series convened in Tokyo Japanese and American policymakers, military leaders, scholars, and regional experts to discuss Japan's security strategy and the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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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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