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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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CxOs Discuss Rebooting Business After COVID-19

At our recent panel, corporate leaders from China shared what tactics kept companies going during lockdowns and how they are innovating for the future.
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Fateful Decisions: Choices That Will Shape China’s Future

This new volume by Thomas Fingar and Jean Oi analyzes the daunting challenges Beijing now faces and the constraints that will determine China's trajectory.
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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 examines how COVID-19 is affecting China's domestic and international standing.
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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.

Recently at the China Program

Watch Steven Lee Myers, Beijing Bureau Chief for the New York Times. in conversation about his experiences working in and reporting on China, the Chinese government's recent expulsion of American journalists, and the state of U.S.-China relations.

Roundtable with Steven Lee Myers

Roundtable with Steven Lee Myers

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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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