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Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

Stanford University's hub for interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement on contemporary Asia

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Biden Will Speak Softer but Act Stronger on Taiwan

A Biden administration will keep arms sales and strategic ambiguity the cornerstone of U.S. Taiwan policy but will change how it maintains regional stability, writes Oriana Mastro.
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Call for Applications: 2021-22 Postdoctoral Fellowships

We are now accepting applications from junior scholars for our 2021-22 postdoctoral fellowships in contemporary Japan, Korea, and Asia broadly defined.
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New Fellowship Seeks to Strengthen U.S.-China Relations

Applications now open for the China Policy Fellowship, which will advance empirically-driven research on challenges central to the U.S. China policy agenda.

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About Us

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) is dedicated to the study of critical issues affecting the countries of Asia and their regional and global relations. Our scholar community is comprised of distinguished academics and practitioners in government, business, and civil society. Through policy-relevant research, publications, education, public programs, and international collaborations, we address pressing challenges in a world in which Asia plays an increasingly central role.


What We Do

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Pursue and publish interdisciplinary, social science-oriented scholarship from regional and global perspectives on issues of vital importance to the economies, foreign affairs, health, politics, and societal transitions of the Asia-Pacific.

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Support the next generation of Asia experts by offering fellowship and training opportunities to academics and practitioners, teaching Stanford courses, and bringing Asia-Pacific topics into high school and community college classrooms.

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Policy & Outreach

Illuminate Asia-Pacific-focused, policy-relevant problems and solutions and strengthen cooperation between counterparts in the United States and Asia by providing expert analysis, thought leadership, and constructive interaction.