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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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Out Now from Karen Eggleston: Healthy Aging in Asia

This new volume examines how diverse economies in Asia, on the frontlines of the aging revolution, are transforming health systems to support wellbeing in old age.
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U.S.-China Relations in the Era of COVID-19

In the latest from our webinar series, political scientist Jessica Chen Weiss analyzes how COVID-19 is affecting China’s domestic and international standing.
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Karen Eggleston Testifies to Congressional Commission

Testifying on China’s healthcare system to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Eggleston urges collaboration on pandemic response.

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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.