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China faces its future of urbanization

News / May 1, 2017
China’s growth in cities has been unprecedented over the past decade, and the urbanization policies the government put in place, while achieving notable successes, continue to face systemic obstacles that challenge the effectiveness of central and local governments.
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Asia Health Policy Program announces its 2017-18 postdoctoral fellow

News / March 10, 2017
Sarita Panday has been selected as the 2017-18 Developing Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). She will join the center’s Asia Health Policy Program as it marks its 10th anniversary later this year.
 
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Call for papers: Workshop on public hospital reform in China

News / February 28, 2017
The Institute for Public Policy at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is soliciting papers for a workshop, “Reforming Public Hospitals in China: Emerging Models and Policy Options,” held in Hong Kong from Aug. 24-25, 2017.
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President Trump's Asia Inbox

News / February 10, 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and drifting in ways unfavorable for American interests. These developments are worrisome to countries in the region, most of which want the United States to reduce uncertainty about American intentions by taking early and effective steps to clarify and solidify U.S. engagement.

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Shorenstein APARC selects two postdoctoral fellows for 2017-18 academic year

News / February 9, 2017

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), in pursuit of training the next generation of scholars on contemporary Asia, has selected two postdoctoral fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. The fellows will begin their year of academic study and research at Stanford this fall.

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Karen Eggleston named deputy director of Shorenstein APARC

News / January 13, 2017

Karen Eggleston has been named deputy director of Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), effective Jan. 9, 2017.

Eggleston, an FSI senior fellow and director of the Asia Health Policy Program, studies comparative health policy and the economics of demographic transition in Asia, with a focus on China.

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US election: Shorenstein APARC experts respond

Commentary / December 1, 2016

Scholars and affiliates of Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) and experts in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies have offered commentary to media about the U.S. presidential election and its impact on U.S.-Asia relations.

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Indonesia: Improving health outcomes through incentive programs

News / November 29, 2016

Improving health has been a focus of Indonesia as it strives to implement universal healthcare nationwide. Yet as the government tries to achieve that ambitious goal, it finds not unlike other developing countries that poorer patients are struggling to access care, due to a number of environmental and financial constraints.

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Message from Shorenstein APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin

News / September 21, 2016

This past July, I returned from my sabbatical. During my eight months away from the Stanford campus, I was based in Korea at the Graduate School of International Studies of Seoul National University and traveled through many other parts of Asia. It allowed me to take a step back and reflect—it was the longest time I had spent in Korea since leaving for the United States as a graduate student in 1983.

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Shorenstein APARC announces its 2016-17 postdoctoral fellows

News / March 14, 2016

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), in pursuit of training the next generation of scholars on contemporary Asia, has selected three postdoctoral fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. The cohort includes two Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows and one Developing Asia Health Policy Fellow; they carry a broad range of interests from hospital reform to the economic consequences of elite politics in Asia.

The fellows will begin their year of academic study and research at Stanford this fall.

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Myanmar: New government, better health?

News / March 10, 2016
Myanmar’s historic election last year brought an end to more than 50 years of military rule, ushering in the National League for Democracy party led by Aung San Suu Kyi.
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FSI scholars visit US Pacific Command Headquarters

News / February 17, 2016

Seventeen faculty members and researchers from Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies were hosted at U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) Headquarters in Hawaii for an intensive orientation on Feb. 4-5. The visit aimed to advance collaboration and to offer a deeper understanding of USPACOM’s operations to Stanford scholars who study international security and Asia.

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China’s one-child policy shift is a step forward in bigger population challenge

News / December 17, 2015

China announced plans to discontinue its “one-child policy” in October, relaxing over three decades of controversial family planning policies and changing to a universal two-child policy. This new policy is a step forward, but China’s population aging and gender imbalance will create challenges for decades, according to a leading Stanford health researcher.

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Karen Eggleston named FSI senior fellow

News / September 30, 2015

Stanford health policy expert Karen Eggleston has been appointed as a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), effective Sept. 1, 2015, on a continuing term.

Eggleston, who leads the Asia Health Policy Program at Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC), is a recognized authority on comparative health policy and the economics of the demographic transition in Asia, especially China.

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Call for applications: Postdoctoral fellowship in contemporary Asia

News / September 21, 2015

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for the Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary Asia, an opportunity made available to two junior scholars for research and writing on Asia.

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Gi-Wook Shin reappointed as Center director

News / September 1, 2015

Stanford professor Gi-Wook Shin has been reappointed for another term as the director of Stanford's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), from July 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2019. The announcement was made yesterday in an email.

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