APARC_China Program_Education

Students in an APARC-taught course interact with peers at Peking University using advanced technology.

Education and Training

We offer students, fellows, and scholars unparalleled on-campus and in-country opportunities to study and do research on China.

Understanding Contemporary China

At the China Program, we recognize the singular importance of preparing new generations of Stanford students for broader and deeper interactions with China. Our faculty teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, working with them closely to impart skills that will allow them to become leaders within their own disciplines. We also provide various visiting scholar opportunities for academics and professionals to advance their research and writing.

When Stanford decided to expand its research and educational opportunities in China, professor Jean Oi, as the Director of the China Program, was tasked with spearheading the creation of the Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU), a hub of intellectual exchange and collaboration for Stanford’s students and faculty in China. Drawing on SCPKU as a “bridge across the Pacific,” we provide students unique opportunities to enhance their academic studies with in-country learning.

Our Education and Training Offerings

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Stanford Courses

Our faculty teach China-focused courses in a range of topics from economic reform to social movements, politics, security, and health policy.
Ketian Zhang participating in Q&A

Postdoctoral Fellowship

We mentor emerging scholars studying present-day China who are awarded by APARC the Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship on Contemporary Asia.
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Visiting Scholar Residency

We host academics and professionals with expertise in contemporary China who join us for periods of collaborative research and writing at Stanford.

China Social Science Workshop

Combining research and teaching, the China Program convenes the China Social Science Workshop, which has become an in-house forum for faculty and their doctoral students as well as invited outside scholars to present their works-in-progress. Workshop participants have come together to provide critical analysis and feedback essential to turn research into novel publications.

In-country Education

In addition to the array of teaching on the home campus, China Program faculty, using the resources at SCPKU, teach our students to do vigorous research, field work and scholarly analysis on various aspects of China. SCPKU also makes the China Program a natural partner for Peking University and other institutions in China for joint research and teaching.

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