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China Program

Promoting collaborative and multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research on contemporary China

Who We Are

The China Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is the University’s hub of scholarship on current political, economic, and social transformations in China and the implications of its rise for the global community. Our goal is to prepare new generations of Stanford students for deeper interactions with China and to share knowledge of China with the broader community. We do this by conducting research and organizing conferences and intellectual exchanges with Chinese experts, extending on-campus and in-country training opportunities for Stanford students and scholars, hosting public forums on Greater China, and offering educational programs for government officials and professionals.

In the Spotlight

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What the CCP 20th Congress Means for China and the World

With Xi at the helm for a third term, expect to see a more assertive China and more turbulence in the regional and global order, say Gi-Wook Shin and Oriana Skylar Mastro.
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Fall 2023 Asia Studies Fellowship Applications Now Open

Calling China researchers: we offer multiple postdoctoral and visiting fellowships with APARC's new policy lab and in contemporary Asia broadly defined.
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Tracing the Political Connections Between the Chinese State and Firms

A new study by Jean Oi and colleagues explains why China has been able to collect more tax from restructured firms and why politically connected firms are more likely to pay more.

Recently at the China Program

APARC's China Program Author Series Presents:Outsourcing Repression | Lynette H. Ong

APARC's China Program Author Series Presents:Outsourcing Repression | Lynette H. Ong

Small Banks, Big Politics: The Cause and Consequences of Bank Proliferation in China | Adam Y. Liu

Small Banks, Big Politics: The Cause and Consequences of Bank Proliferation in China | Adam Y. Liu

A Changing FDI Landscape: China and the Global Economy | Jöerg Wuttke and Michael Hart

A Changing FDI Landscape: China and the Global Economy | Jöerg Wuttke and Michael Hart

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Research

Our faculty study multiple issues affecting present-day China and its role on the global stage. We also bring top-tier scholars from around the world to Stanford for a valuable intellectual exchange on China’s domestic and international affairs.

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Publications

Research and analysis by our scholars and collaborators appears in peer-reviewed journals, reports, acclaimed books from scholarly and trade presses, and volumes disseminated via the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center’s publishing program.

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