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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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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.
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A New Conceptual Framework for Deciphering China's Intentions

Oriana Skylar Mastro outlines principles to allow for a nuanced, data-driven understanding of Beijing's intentions and their implications for the U.S.-led world order.
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Examining the Prospects for the New Sino-Russian Partnership

China and Russia want the benefits of a relationship that is perceived to be closer than it is to constrain U.S. hegemony, agreed the panelists at our Oksenberg Conference.

Recently at the China Program

What Does China Have to Do to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2060? |  Fu Jun

What Does China Have to Do to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2060? | Fu Jun

Decoupling: Gender Injustice in China's Divorce Courts | Ethan Michelson

Decoupling: Gender Injustice in China's Divorce Courts | Ethan Michelson

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

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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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