History

Scholarly Publications

Corporate Financing and Governance in Japan: The Road to the Future

December 2001

In this book Takeo Hoshi and Anil Kashyap examine the history of the Japanese financial system, from its nineteenth-century beginnings through the collapse of the 1990s that concluded with sweeping...

Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

February 2016

Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia is the first attempt to explore how the tumultuous years between 1931 and 1953 have been recreated and renegotiated in cinema.

Divergent Memories: Opinion Leaders and the Asia-Pacific War

July 2016

No nation is free from the charge that it has a less-than-complete view of the past. History is not simply about recording past events—it is often contested, negotiated, and reshaped over time.

Other Publications

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2009-2010

December 2010

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2010-2011

December 2011

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2011-2012

December 2012

Shorenstein APARC overviews provide detailed information about the Center's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

News

Japan Studies Program launches inaugural year

December 2011

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center's Japan Studies Program kicked off its inaugural academic year with a lineup of major events and meetings at Stanford and in Japan.

Stanford scholars weigh in on Shinzo Abe's WWII statement

August 2015

Marking seventy years since the end of World War II, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed “profound grief” on Friday for his country’s actions.

How Japan and South Korea reached the "comfort women" deal

January 2016

Daniel Sneider, associate director for research at the Walter H.

Events

Business as Usual: Fukushima in Light of the Great Cold War Plutonium Disasters

May 14, 2012

While Chernobyl, and now Fukushima, are household words, far fewer people have heard of Maiak in the southern Urals and Hanford in eastern Washington State where Soviet and American engineers built...

The Crisis in Japanese and Chinese Public Opinion: Can Soft Power Soften an 'Enemy Image'?

November 29, 2012

Why are Japan and China perpetually at odds?

Crossing the Border from "Chōsen" to "Kankoku" in Japan

January 25, 2013

In this talk, Professor Han will examine the implications for the Zainichi (people of Korean ethnicity who have lived in Japan since the colonial period) of choosing between identifying themselves...