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

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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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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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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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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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Student Interns with Military in Hawaii, an Opportunity Supported by APARC

News / October 8, 2018
Rachel Hirshman, BS ’18, MS ’19, spent the summer in Hawaii helping plan and execute military exercises via an internship with the United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) sponsored by APARC’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative. Stanford News spoke with Hirshman about U.S.
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7th Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize Awarded

News / October 5, 2018

Sungmoon Lim (BA '18 Urban Studies) has won the 7th annual Korea Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies for her paper, "Urban Design in the Age of Globalization: An Analysis of the Global Reception of Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration Project." Gi-Wook Shin, director of the Korea Program at Shorenstein APARC, says, "Sungmoon's paper is superb.

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CVID approach to North Korea's nuclear program faces significant challenges

Commentary / October 3, 2018

The recent developments in North Korea's summit diplomacy and the feasibility of CVID (complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement) of the nuclear program have received unprecedented responses, both optimistic and pessimistic, from the international community.

Please stay tuned to this page for APARC researchers' commentary and analysis on the CVID of the North Korean nuclear program through articles published in various news media.

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Anna Fifield, Beijing Bureau Chief for The Washington Post and Veteran North Korea Watcher, Wins 2018 Shorenstein Journalism Award

News / October 2, 2018
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Poisonous Pandas: New Book Unravels the Proliferation of Cigarette Consumption and Production

Q&A / September 27, 2018
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Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asia

News / September 26, 2018

How do universities in China and Singapore experiment with new types of learning in their quest to promote innovation and entrepreneurship? Is there a need to transform the traditional university into an “entrepreneurial university”? “What are the recent developments in and outstanding challenges to financing innovation in China and Japan? And what is the government’s role in promoting innovative entrepreneurship (as opposed to small- and medium-size enterprises) under the shadow of big business in South Korea?

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Global Affiliates Program Welcomes 2018-2019 Fellows

News / September 24, 2018

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center’s Global Affiliates Program is excited to welcome its new class of fellows to Stanford University:

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APARC Announces New Name for Affiliates Program

News / August 31, 2018

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) is excited to announce that its Corporate Affiliates Program has been renamed the Global Affiliates Program effective September 1, 2018.

The new name reflects the program’s evolution over the course of its history. In particular, it more accurately describes the increasingly diverse base of Asian organizations that partner with APARC as affiliate members. Our affiliates span a broad continuum including governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit establishments.

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