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Scholarly Publications

ASEAN between China and America: Is It Time to Try Horsing the Cow?

February 2017

Admirers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are impressed with the fact that it continues to exist and that an outright war has never broken out between its members.

The New Great Game: China and South and Central Asia in the Era of Reform

March 2016

China's rise has elicited envy, admiration, and fear among its neighbors. Although much has been written about this, previous coverage portrays events as determined almost entirely by Beijing.

Fiscal Crisis in China's Townships: Causes and Consequences

December 2007

Observers often note the glaring contrast between China's stunning economic progress and stalled political reforms.

Other Publications

President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

动荡世界中的安全挑战:更少敌人、更多挑战和焦虑

August 2015

A version of this paper, "Security Challenges in a Turbulent World: Fewer Enemies, More Challenges, and Greater Anxiety," delivered at the International Areas Studies Symposium at the University of...

Trade and Investment Liberalization (TIL) and China's Rural Economy - Section IV

March 2002

The overall goal of our paper is to explore this question of how China's policy will likely respond as the nation enters the WTO. Specifically, we will have three objectives.

News

Domestic Policies, Not Trade Politics, Explain China’s Economic Slowdown, Says Economic Expert Nicholas Lardy

February 2020

The signing of President Trump’s Phase One trade deal with China has rekindled speculations about the future of the world’s second-largest economy.

Unpacking the Escalating U.S.-China Conflict: Q&A with David M. Lampton

August 2019

The U.S.-China relationship is in a dangerous downward spiral.

Mortality declines in rural China yet no clear link to universal health insurance

September 2017

Rural areas of China have made remarkable progress in reducing adult mortality within the past 15 years yet broadened health insurance was not a casual factor in that decline, according to a new...

Events

On the Brink: A New Cold War with China

March 13, 2019

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Game Changer?: Elimination of Term Limits and Xi Jinping's Power

April 10, 2018

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Projects

The PRC at 70: Past, Present -- and Future?

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the China Program is making modifications...
English

An Expanding Toolkit: The Evolution of Governance in China

China has undergone historic economic, social and cultural transformations since its Opening and Reform.
English

Multimedia

The South China Sea: What is to be Done?

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC China Program seminar, "The South China Sea: What is to be Done?", on March 8, 2017, with Donald K.

People

Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Dr. Xueguang Zhou Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of David M. Lampton David M. Lampton Research Scholar at APARC