Unlike programs that operate within a single social science discipline or an exclusive national-area focus, the China Program promotes interdisciplinary research covering wide-ranging topics, from China’s international behavior and its Belt and Road Initiative to Chinese governance, and from the country’s fiscal reform to its domestic health policies and economics of inequality and education.
In these fractious times of increasing uncertainty in international relations, volatile geopolitics, and unprecedented threats to the global economy, it is all the more important to better understand China. Towards this goal, we actively pursue research collaborations with scholars and leading organizations in China and provide on-campus and in-country research opportunities for Stanford students and faculty
Current Research Projects
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Political Actors and Agendas
China and the World: Strategies, Partners, Shapers
Assessing the China-Russia Military Relationship
Chinese Maritime Ambitions: Implications for U.S. regional interests
Deterrence and Defense Across the Taiwan Strait
The U.S.-China Great Power Competition
Fiscal Politics and Central-Local Relations in China
Political Violence and State Repression
Structural Change in China: The Role of Institutions
The Foundations of the Chinese Bureaucratic State
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We offer multiple fellowship and training opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals.
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We share our research findings through peer-reviewed journals, scholarly and trade presses, policy reports, and Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center’s publishing program.