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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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Visiting Scholar James Millward Unpacks the Crisis in Xinjiang

We talked with Millward about PRC ethnicity policy and the implications of the human rights crisis in Xinjiang for U.S. China strategy and China's international relations.
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Understanding China's Position on the Russia-Ukraine War

The China-Russia alignment is deep but its scope is narrow, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro explains, analyzing the worldwide implications of China's calculus on Ukraine.
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Why China’s Local Government Debt Is Not a Local Problem

China's massive local government debt problem lies in a secretive “grand bargain” between the central government and localities, shows research by Program Director Jean Oi.

Recently at the China Program

The Impacts of U.S.-China Tech Decoupling | Denis Simon and Dan Wang

The Impacts of U.S.-China Tech Decoupling | Denis Simon and Dan Wang

The Crisis in Xinjiang: What’s Happening Now and What Does it Mean? | James Millward

The Crisis in Xinjiang: What’s Happening Now and What Does it Mean? | James Millward

Evergrande and the Future of China’s Property Sector | Dinny McMahon

Evergrande and the Future of China’s Property Sector | Dinny McMahon

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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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