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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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China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

Journalist Peter Martin discusses the advent of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy in Chinese politics. Is it really such a new phenomenon after all?
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Jean Oi Elected Vice President of the Association for Asian Studies

Congratulations to China Program Director Jean Oi on her appointment as Vice President of the AAS, an organization she sees as critical for cultivating scholars who possess area expertise.
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APARC Summer Internships Open to Stanford Students

Stanford students interested in contemporary China: APARC is hiring paid research assistant interns for the duration of the summer 2022 quarter. Applications are due by March 1.

Recently at the China Program

China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy | Peter Martin

China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy | Peter Martin

Engaging China: Fifty Years of Sino-American Relations | Book Talk

Engaging China: Fifty Years of Sino-American Relations | Book Talk

Kurt M. Campbell and Laura Rosenberger on U.S.-China Relations

Kurt M. Campbell and Laura Rosenberger on U.S.-China Relations

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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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