APARC Publications

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Shorenstein APARC Publications

Sharing scholarship and insight on pressing Asia-Pacific topics

Our publishing program

We disseminate research and insight by the Shorenstein APARC intellectual community through an active publishing program that includes an array of books, working papers, and policy briefs. In addition, our faculty and researchers publish extensively in peer-reviewed, academic journals and in scholarly and trade presses. They also frequently provide commentary on newsworthy topics affecting Asia and U.S.-Asia relations.

Featured Publications

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Balancing North Korean Human Rights and Nuclear Security

In 'The North Korean Conundrum.' experts examine the relationship between North Korean human rights and denuclearization, and how North Koreans’ limited access to information is part of the crisis.
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Exploring the Intersection of Demographics and Innovation in Asia

The new volume 'Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific' offers lessons from Asian nations about the challenges facing aging societies and the roles technology and innovation may play in rebalancing them.
Cover of the book 'The Deer and the Dragon: Southeast Asia and China in the 21st Century'

Analyzing China-Southeast Asia Relations in the 21st Centurry

In Donald K. Emmerson’s new edited volume, ‘The Deer and the Dragon,’ experts explore how Southeast Asian nations are navigating complex challenges in relation to their powerful and increasingly assertive neighbor.

APARC Monograph Series with Stanford University Press

Jointly with Stanford University Press, the Center produces the series Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, featuring academic research by our faculty and scholars.

APARC In-House Series with the Brookings Institution Press

The Center produces a self-published book series featuring policy-relevant research and analysis by our scholars and affiliates. Titles in this series are distributed by Brookings Institution Press.

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Books

The Courteous Power

John D. Ciorciari, Kiyoteru Tsutsui
2021
Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era
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The North Korean Conundrum

Robert R. King, Gi-Wook Shin
2021
Balancing Human Rights and Nuclear Security
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Journal Articles

Almost Parity: Understanding the India-Pakistan Conventional Military Balance

Arzan Tarapore
2021
A chapter in the edited volume 'Routledge Handbook on South Asian Foreign Policy'
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Journal Articles

Healthcare Utilization at Retirement in China

Qin Zhou, Karen Eggleston, Gordon G. Liu
Health Economics , 2021
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Indian Ocean Strategic Futures

Arzan Tarapore, David Brewster
Asia Policy , 2021
Re-examining assumptions of capability and intent
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Journal Articles

COVID-19 Related Immunization Disruptions in Rajasthan, India

Radhika Jain, Ambika Chopra, Camille Falézan, Mustufa Patel, Pascaline Dupas
Vaccine , 2021
A retrospective observational study
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Journal Articles

The Impact of Catastrophic Medical Insurance in China: A Five-Year Patient-Level Panel Study

MinYu, Jieming Zhong, Ruying Hu, Xiangyu Chen, Chunmei Wang, Kaixu Xie, Merrell Guzman, Xiaotong Gui, Sandra Tian-Jiao Kong, Tingting Qu, Karen Eggleston
The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific , 2021
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Policy Briefs

Mitigating the Risk of a China–India Conflict

Arzan Tarapore
Australian Strategic Policy Institute , 2021
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Development and Validation of the CHIME Simulation Model to Assess Lifetime Health Outcomes of Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Chinese Populations: A Modeling Study

Jianchao Quan, Carmen S. Ng, Harley H. Y. Kwok, Ada Zhang, Yuet H. Yuen, Cheung-Hei Choi, Shing-Chung Siu, Simon Y. Tang, Nelson M. Wat, Jean Woo, Karen Eggleston, Gabriel M. Leung
PLOS Medicine , 2021
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Working Papers

Women Left Behind

Radhika Jain, Pascaline Dupas
National Bureau of Economic Research , 2021
Gender Disparities in Utilization of Government Health Insurance in India
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Patient Experiences and Perceptions of Chronic Disease Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic in India

Kavita Singh, Aprajita Kaushik, Leslie Johnson, Suganthi Jaganathan, Prashant Jarhyan, Mohan Deepa, Sandra Kong, Nikhil Srinivasapura Venkateshmurthy, Dimple Kondal, Sailesh Mohan, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Mohammed K Ali, Nikhil Tandon, K M Venkat Narayan, Viswanathan Mohan, Karen Eggleston, Dorairaj Prabhakaran1
BMJ Open , 2021
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Filtered Life

Matthew Kohrman
Public Culture , 2021
Air Purification, Gender, and Cigarettes in the People's Republic of China
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Patterns of Impunity

Robert R. King
2021
Human Rights in North Korea and the Role of the U.S. Special Envoy
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Journal Articles

Health, Psychosocial, and Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People With Chronic Conditions in India

Kavita Singh, Dimple Kondal, Sailesh Mohan, Suganthi Jaganathan, Mohan Deepa, Nikhil Srinivasapura Venkateshmurthy, Prashant Jarhyan, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, K. M. Venkat Narayan, Viswanathan Mohan, Nikhil Tandon, Mohammed K. Ali, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Karen Eggleston
BMC Public Health , 2021
A Mixed Methods Study
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From Mandate to Blueprint

Thomas Fingar
2021
Lessons from Intelligence Reform
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A Decade of Upheaval

Dong Guoqiang, Andrew G. Walder
2021
The Cultural Revolution in Rural China
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Working Papers

A quarter century of ‘The Proper Scope of Government’: Theory and Applications

Oliver Hart
Asia Health Policy Program working paper # 64 , 2021

A quarter-century ago in a seminal paper, Hart, Shleifer, and Vishny (NBER1996, QJE1997) developed a theory of the ‘Proper Scope of Government.’ Oliver Hart, 2016 Nobel Laureate, reflects on that framework and its place in economics, as well as the inspiration for his more recent work on norms, guiding principles, and contracts as reference points.

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The Dragon, the Eagle, and the Private Sector

Karen Eggleston, John D. Donahue, Richard J. Zeckhauser
2021
Public-Private Collaboration in China and the United States
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Testimonies

The Precarious State of Cross-Strait Deterrence

Oriana Skylar Mastro
2021
Statement before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on “Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan”
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Working Papers

The Effects of Chronic Disease Management in Primary Health Care: Evidence from Rural China

Hui Ding, Yiwei Chen, Min Yu, Jieming Zhong, Ruying Hu, Xiangyu Chen, Chunmei Wang, Kaixu Xie, Karen Eggleston
Asia Health Policy Program working paper # 62 , 2021

Health systems globally face increasing morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases, yet many - especially in low- and middle-income countries - lack strong chronic disease management in primary health care (PHC). We provide evidence on China’s efforts to promote PHC management using unique five-year panel data in a rural county, including health care utilization from medical claims and health outcomes from biomarkers.

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Working Papers

Robots and Labor in the Service Sector: Evidence from Nursing Homes

Karen Eggleston, Yong Suk Lee, Toshiaki Iizuka
Asia Health Policy Program working paper # 63 , 2021

In one of the first studies of service sector robotics using establishment-level data, we study the relationship between robots and staffing in Japanese nursing homes. We utilize variation in robot subsidies across prefectures as an instrumental variable to explore the impact of robot adoption on nursing homes’ staffing decisions. We find that robot adoption appears to decrease difficulty in staff retention and to increase employment by augmenting the number of care workers and nurses on flexible employment contracts.

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