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Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) talks with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (L) during a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in 2013.

China-India: Talk is Cheap, But Never Free

Commentary / September 29, 2020
Nations often hesitate to negotiate with opponents during conflict. But Oriana Skylar Mastro urges that this is precisely what India and China need to do in order to curb the potential for a...
A missile display in the Military Museum in Beijing, China.

The United States Must Avoid a Nuclear Arms Race with China

Commentary / September 22, 2020
Oriana Skylar Mastro explains why U.S. nuclear policy needs to minimize the role of nuclear weapons in the U.S.-China great power competition and pave the way for arms control.
Encina Hall

APARC Announces 2021-22 Postdoctoral Fellowships for Emerging Scholars in Contemporary Asia, Japan, and Korea Studies

News / September 21, 2020
The Center’s commitment to supporting young Asia scholars remains strong during the COVID-19 crisis.
(Left) Yuen Yuen Ang; (Right) Congratulations Yuen Yuen Ang, Winner of the Theda Skocpol Prize from the American Political Science Association

Dr. Yuen Yuen Ang Awarded Theda Skocpol Prize for Emerging Scholars

News / September 15, 2020
Former China Program postdoc and Stanford Ph.D alumna Yuen Yuen Ang has received the Theda Skocpol Prize for Emerging Scholars from the American Political Science Association for her scholarship on...
Portrait of Oriana Skylar Mastro and a 3D cover of her book, 'The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime'

FSI Center Fellow Wins Best Book in Security Studies Award

News / September 9, 2020
The American Political Science Association recognizes Oriana Skylar Mastro for her work on military strategy and mediation.
Cover of the book Fateful Decisions: Choices That Will Shape China's Future

Thomas Fingar and Jean Oi Analyze the Choices and Challenges Facing China’s Leaders

News / August 28, 2020
Fingar and Oi joined the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations to discuss their edited volume, ‘Fateful Decisions: Choices that Will Shape China’s Future.’
The Japanese delegation onboard the USS Missouri during the surrender ceremony on September 2, 1945.

How WWII Continues to Shape Regional and International Relations in Asia

Q&A / August 27, 2020
In an interview with Stanford News, Gi-Wook Shin, the director of APARC and the Korea Program, describes how divergent perspectives on the legacies of WWII continue to shape different understandings...
Encina Courtyard

Call for Stanford Student Applications: APARC Hiring 2020-21 Research Assistants

News / August 13, 2020
To support Stanford students working in the area of contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center is offering research assistant positions for the fall, winter, and spring quarters of the...
[left: image] Oriana Skylar Mastro, [right: text] Congratulations, Oriana Skylar Mastro, Recipient of the 2020 America in the World Consortium Prize for 'Best Policy Article' from Duke University, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and Texas University at Austin

Oriana Skylar Mastro Awarded America in the World Consortium Prize for Best Policy Article

News / July 27, 2020
Mastro, who begins her role as FSI Center Fellow on August 1, has won the AWC Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy award for her insights on how China leverages ambiguity to...
Portrait of Oriana Mastro with text: "Q&A with Oriana Skylar Mastro"

FSI’s Incoming Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses Chinese Ambitions, Deteriorating U.S.-China Relations

Q&A / July 23, 2020
Mastro, whose appointment as a Center Fellow at Shorenstein APARC begins on August 1, considers the worsening relations between the world’s two largest economies, analyzes Chinese maritime ambitions...
(Left) Congratulations Adam Yao Liu, Winner of the 2020 BRICS Economic Research Award; (Right) Portrait of Dr. Adam Liu

Stanford Ph.D. Alumnus Wins BRICS Economic Research Award

News / July 13, 2020
Dr. Adam Yao Liu, a former doctoral student of APARC China Program Director Jean Oi, has been awarded the 2020 BRICS Economic Research Award for his research on how banking systems in China are...
A professional looks at their phone while wearing a mask in a busy downtown area.

Restarting Business in China After COVID-19: New Article in 'The Diplomat' Highlights Results from China Program Survey

News / July 7, 2020
The survey reveals mixed progress in reopening different sectors of China's economy, but also shows that many business leaders in China are planning for some level of decoupling as access to...
Shiran Shen (left) and Lizhi Liu (right)

Former Doctoral Students Win Prestigious Dissertation Awards

News / June 30, 2020
Interdisciplinary environmental scholar Shiran Victoria Shen is the recipient of the Harold D. Lasswell Award and political economist Lizhi Liu is the recipient of the Ronald H. Coase Award in...
Woman in a face mask looking at a stock market board

Pressing “Re-start”: Business Operations in China after COVID-19 – Highlights of Survey Results and Conversation with Prominent China CxOs

News / June 24, 2020
“[T]he biggest challenge for us is really how to . . . navigate through all the unknowns. I mean, at that time [of COVID-19], at every stage we were facing different challenges . . . different phases...
A look at the front of Encina Hall, Stanford

APARC Announces Diversity Grant to Support Underrepresented Minority Students Interested in Contemporary Asia

News / June 16, 2020
To encourage Stanford students from underrepresented minorities to engage in study and research of topics related to contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is offering a new...
Karen Eggleston, Hongbin Li, Scott Rozelle, and Xueguang Zhou during a virtual panel discussion

APARC Scholars Discuss the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in China

News / May 18, 2020
Karen Eggleston, Scott Rozelle, and Xueguang Zhou join the King Center on Global Development’s Hongbin Li to examine how COVID-19 has impacted urban and rural employment in China’s health care...
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Politicize this Pandemic, But Do So Carefully

Commentary / May 5, 2020
An open letter from scholars studying public health in China and the U.S.
Ancient and modern buildings in Beijing.

China’s Incentives to Work Within the U.S.-led International Order Remain Compelling, Argues Thomas Fingar

Q&A / April 28, 2020
In a video Q&A, Fingar discusses the challenges for the U.S.-China relationship and the principles that shape China’s foreign policy and international behavior.
Michael McFaul, Xueguang Zhou, Karen Eggleston, Gi-Wook Shin, Don Emmerson, and Yong Suk Lee

FSI Hosts APARC Panel on COVID-19 Impacts in Asia

News / April 27, 2020
Scholars from each of APARC's programs offer insights on policy responses to COVID-19 throughout Asia.
Text "Was America's China Policy a Foolish Failure? The Logic and Chievement of Engagement" next to a photo of Thomas Fingar

Policy Expert Thomas Fingar Discusses the Merits of Engagement with China

News / April 27, 2020
Decoupling, according to Fingar, is not only inadvisable but also unattainable. 
An empty Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. seen with the United States Capitol  in the background.

APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar on the U.S. Intelligence Report that Warned of a Coronavirus Pandemic

News / April 21, 2020
In our online conversation, Fingar discusses the 2008 National Intelligence Council report he oversaw and that urged action on coronavirus pandemic preparedness, explains the U.S. initial failed...
BEIJING, CHINA - Workers sit near a CRH (China Railway High-speed) "bullet train" at the Beijing South Railway Station under reconstruction.

High-Speed Rail Holds Promise and Problems for China, Explains David M. Lampton

News / April 15, 2020
In a new audio interview, Lampton discusses some of the challenges, uncertainties, and decisions that loom ahead of China's Belt and Road Initiative.

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