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

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Video Interview with Sophie Lemière, 2018-19 Lee Kong Chian National University of Singapore-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia

News / January 17, 2019

Prior to departing for Singapore and the second half of her Lee Kong Chian Visiting Fellowship on Southeast Asia , we sat down with Sophie Lemière , a specialist in Malaysian politics, to discuss the origins of her interest in Malaysia, the country's May 2018 electoral revolution and the prospects of its new governing coalition, what it was like following the

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Whence Korean Denuclearization

Commentary / January 16, 2019
North Korea’s state-owned news agency ran a wire story with tremendous significance just before Christmas, making clear that unilateral denuclearization is not going to happen. As part of a detailed explanation of Pyongyang’s position, it said: “When we refer to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, it, therefore, means removing all elements of nuclear threats from the areas of both the north and the south of Korea and also from surrounding areas from where the Korean peninsula is targeted.
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Only a drastic measure towards denuclearization can resolve the current stalemate with North Korea

Commentary / January 10, 2019

In a recent interview with Korea Times, Gi-Wook Shin, director of APARC, said "only a drastic measure [by North Korea] can resolve the current stalemate." Shin also urged Moon administration to rework its North Korea policy.

Read the full interview in Korean language here.

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Andrew Kim, Outgoing CIA Official in Charge of Korea Mission Center, Joins Stanford as Visiting Scholar

News / January 7, 2019

January 7, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STANFORD, CA — Stanford University’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) announced today the appointment of Sung Hyun “Andrew” Kim as a William J. Perry Visiting Scholar through the Winter quarter of 2019.

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APARC Scholars Respond to "Chinese Influence and American Interests" Report

Commentary / January 7, 2019

On November 29, 2018, a working group, co-chaired by Larry Diamond, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and at the Hoover Institution, and Orville Schell, Arthur Ross director of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, released the report “

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KF-APARC Korea Program Postdoctoral Fellowship

News / December 14, 2018

The Korea Program at Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University (APARC) welcomes affiliation requests from those applying for the Korea Foundation’s KF Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research. 

Eligibility:

Scholars with a recent PhD in a subject related to Korea within five years who do not currently hold a regular faculty position are eligible to apply. Applicants must have citizenship or permanent residency in a country outside Korea.

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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.

Looking After Myself (Joyce Lee, January 9, 2019)

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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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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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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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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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