Anna Fifield on a panel with Barbara Demick and Yong Suk Lee.

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Scholars Discuss Growing Evidence of China’s Interference in American Government and Society

News / December 7, 2018

While Americans may be well acquainted with China’s quest for influence through the projection of power in the diplomatic, economic, and military spheres, they are less aware of the various ways in which Beijing has more recently been exerting cultural and informational influence. According to a new report, some of these ways challenge and even undermine our democratic processes, norms, and institutions.

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Gi-Wook Shin Appointed William J. Perry Professor of Contemporary Korea

News / December 6, 2018
Stanford Korean studies expert Gi-Wook Shin has been named the William J. Perry Professor of Contemporary Korea, an endowed professorship established jointly by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and the School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S). Shin is a professor in the Department of Sociology, senior fellow at FSI, director of the Walter H.
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South Korea’s Top Envoy to the United States Meets with Stanford Experts

News / December 1, 2018

On November 29, the Korea Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center ( APARC ) welcomed the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States, Cho Yoon-je , who joined faculty members from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and other Stanford experts for a roundtable discussion about North Korea diplomacy and U.S.-ROK relations.

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Opinion: Next Korea, Next Generation

Commentary / November 29, 2018

Researchers in the Korea Program regularly contribute to Korean media on the Korean affairs ranging from education and economics to politics and North Korea nuclear issues. The articles are in Korean language.

Rethinking North Korean Economy? (Yong Suk Lee, November 29, 2018)

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APARC Scholar on Taiwan's Local Elections

Commentary / November 28, 2018

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party suffered a large setback in Taiwan’s local elections on November 24, 2018, with voters delivering a sharp rebuke to President Tsai Ing-wen.

We curate here commentary and analysis on the election results from Kharis Templeman, Project Manager for the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project.

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2017-18 Shorenstein APARC Overview Available

News / November 27, 2018

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview of the Center's 2017-18 activities  is now available to download

Feature sections look at the Center's seminars, conferences, and other activities in response to the North Korean crisis, research and events related to China's past, present, and future, and several Center research initiatives focused on technology and the changing workforce.

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Journalism Award Recipient Details Kim Jong Un's North Korea

News / November 15, 2018

On November 14, APARC honored the 2018 Shorenstein Journalism Award recipient, Washington Post Beijing bureau chief Anna Fifield. At a Stanford event, Fifield joined a panel discussing economic changes in North Korea, as well as the country’s position in global diplomacy under the leadership of Kim Jong Un.

A recap of the panel by The Stanford Daily is now available online.

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Research Scholar Discusses Japanese Company’s IPO Plans

Commentary / November 14, 2018

Kenji Kushida spoke with Marketplace following Japanese holding company SoftBank's IPO announcement (Runtime - 2 minutes).

 

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Beijing Workshop Explores Options for Interventions in Civil Wars

News / November 13, 2018

Shorenstein APARC’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), and the School for International Studies at Peking University recently co-hosted the security workshop “Civil Wars, Intrastate Violence, and International Responses.” Held in Beijing...

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Position announcement: Faculty appointment in Korean studies

News / November 13, 2018

Stanford University seeks candidates for a freestanding faculty position within the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies focused on Korea studies. This is an open search with respect to rank and disciplinary focus in the social sciences. The successful candidate will have interest, experience, or expertise in policy.

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Stanford Korea Program’s Conference Draws Leading Korean Studies Scholars to Advance a Shared Vision for the Field’s Future in North America

News / November 12, 2018

How can Korean studies faculty cultivate supportive and critical scholarly communities with graduate students? What can be done to overcome the severe constraints on Korean language training in North America? Why is there a dearth of Korea scholarship in academic literature? And how should Korean studies librarians prepare for the future in the light of new technologies and young researchers’ increasing interest in digital scholarship?

These were some of the questions examined at a two-day conference...

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China Program Faculty in Beijing for Pilot Program at SCPKU

News / November 9, 2018

A group of 8 Stanford graduate and undergraduate students entered the gates of Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) on September 21st. They are participating in the inaugural fall quarter of China Studies in Beijing, an overseas, pilot program being offered by the Freeman Spogli institute for International Studies in partnership with Peking University. Jay Gonzalez, a Stanford junior, already described his experience as “life-changing” – “exactly what I dreamed of and more.”

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Panel Explores K-pop's Impact on Korean Studies

News / November 5, 2018

On November 2, the Korea Program’s Future Visions conference closed with a panel featuring Siwon Choi — a member of Korean boy band Super Junior — and SM Entertainment USA director and music producer Dominique Rodriguez. Panelists spoke about the global reach of Korean pop music (K-pop) and how it could be a key stimulator of Korean studies in America and the rest of the West.

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APARC Alumni Gather in Beijing and Tokyo, Reflect on Stanford Experience

News / October 26, 2018

5,100 miles separate Tokyo from Stanford. But for Hiroyuki Fukano, the distance was measured in more than miles. It was also a journey of time and memory–of 30 years, to be precise.

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The Sanctions Effect in North Korea: Observations from Rason

Commentary / October 24, 2018
“Prices for some products [in North Korea] have fluctuated slightly, but shortages are not reported, and consumption still continues, " writes Andray Abrahamian for 38 North following a visit to North Korea for the 8th International Rason Trade Fair.
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Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan Conference Final Report

News / October 24, 2018

On August 9, 2018 the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC) Japan Program hosted a conference, "Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan." Women thought-leaders and entrepreneurs from Stanford, Silicon Valley, and Japan came together to discuss innovative ideas for narrowing the gender gap, and cultivating interpersonal support networks and collaboration across the pacific.

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Indonesian Foreign Policy: Between Two Reefs Again?

Commentary / October 22, 2018
“Now and in years to come, Indonesia will do well to avoid shackling itself to a reactive-passive neutrality between the US and China,” writes Donald K. Emmerson for The Jakarta Post ahead of the 2018 Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy, held on October 20 in Kota Kasablanka, Jakarta.
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Facing the Demographic Tidal Wave: Collaborative Solutions for an Aging World

News / October 19, 2018

In Beijing’s bustling Chaoyang District stands a multi-story building known as the Gonghe Senior Apartments: a 400-bed nursing home for middle-income seniors who are disabled or suffer from dementia. Why is Gonghe unique and why is it worth considering? Because Gonghe is a public-private partnership (PPP), a collaborative organizational structure supported by the District Civil Affairs Bureau Welfare Division that donated the land and building and the nonprofit Yuecheng Senior Living that operates the facility.

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David M. Lampton Appointed the Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at FSI

News / October 17, 2018

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University is pleased to announce that renowned China scholar David Michael (“Mike”) Lampton, Hyman Professor of China Studies and Director of the China Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Emeritus, has been appointed the Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at FSI. Lampton will be affiliated with FSI’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC), where he will conduct research on contemporary China and U.S.-China relations. Currently he is working on a book with two colleagues on the development of high-speed railways from southern China to Singapore.

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Video: Karen Eggleston on China's Health System

News / October 17, 2018

In this recent lecture at Cornell University’s Contemporary China Initiative, Karen Eggleston, Shorenstein APARC deputy director and the Asia Health Policy Program director, talks about China’s health system reforms, including progress to date in achieving effective universal coverage, priorities set in the national health meetings, Healthy China 2030 goals, and local experiments in strengthening patient-centered integrated care.

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