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President Moon Jae In of South Korea during his inauguration proceedings.

Democracy in South Korea is Crumbling from Within

Commentary / July 14, 2020
South Korea is following global trends as it slides toward a “democratic depression,” warns APARC’s Gi-Wook Shin. But the dismantling of South Korean democracy by chauvinistic populism and political...
A Chinese day trader reacts as he watches a stock ticker at a local brokerage house on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China

China Faces Tough Decisions and Stronger Headwinds

News / July 14, 2020
China has had great success, but the era of miracle growth is over. Citizen needs and expectations are rising, and deferred reforms are riskier and more necessary, explain Jean Oi and Thomas Fingar...
(Left) Congratulations Adam Yao Liu, Winner of the 2020 BRICS Economic Research Award; (Right) Portrait of Dr. Adam Liu

Stanford Ph.D. Alumnus Wins BRICS Economic Research Award

News / July 13, 2020
Dr. Adam Yao Liu, a former doctoral student of APARC China Program Director Jean Oi, has been awarded the 2020 BRICS Economic Research Award for his research on how banking systems in China are...
(From left to right) Siegfried Hecker, Victor Cha, Oriana Mastro, Gi-Wook Shin, Robert Carlin

Experts Discuss Future U.S. Relations with North Korea Amid Escalations

News / July 13, 2020
Led by APARC, a panel of scholars hosted by the Freeman Spogli Institute weighs in on the implications of recent events on the Korean peninsula and the ongoing uncertainties in charting a future...
A professional looks at their phone while wearing a mask in a busy downtown area.

Restarting Business in China After COVID-19: New Article in 'The Diplomat' Highlights Results from China Program Survey

News / July 7, 2020
The survey reveals mixed progress in reopening different sectors of China's economy, but also shows that many business leaders in China are planning for some level of decoupling as access to...
Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui

Kiyoteru Tsutsui Joins FSI as a Senior Fellow

News / July 1, 2020
Tsutsui, whose research focuses on social movements, globalization, human rights and political sociology, will lead the Japan Program at the Asia-Pacific Research Center.
Shiran Shen (left) and Lizhi Liu (right)

Former Doctoral Students Win Prestigious Dissertation Awards

News / June 30, 2020
Interdisciplinary environmental scholar Shiran Victoria Shen is the recipient of the Harold D. Lasswell Award and political economist Lizhi Liu is the recipient of the Ronald H. Coase Award in...
Cover of the book 'The Deer and the Dragon' on the background of a Southeast Asia map

New Book Analyzes the Dynamics of Inequality Between China and Southeast Asia

News / June 24, 2020
In a new volume, Donald Emmerson explores how the ASEAN nations are navigating complex political and policy issues with China during a time when political cohesion within ASEAN is fractured and China...
Woman in a face mask looking at a stock market board

Pressing “Re-start”: Business Operations in China after COVID-19 – Highlights of Survey Results and Conversation with Prominent China CxOs

News / June 24, 2020
“[T]he biggest challenge for us is really how to . . . navigate through all the unknowns. I mean, at that time [of COVID-19], at every stage we were facing different challenges . . . different phases...
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Ninth Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize Awarded

News / June 22, 2020
Won-Gi Jung (BA '20) is awarded the ninth annual Writing Prize in Korean Studies for his paper, "The Making of Chinatown: Chinese migrants and the production of criminal space in 1920s...
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APARC Announces Diversity Grant to Support Underrepresented Minority Students Interested in Contemporary Asia

News / June 16, 2020
To encourage Stanford students from underrepresented minorities to engage in study and research of topics related to contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is offering a new...
Brightly colored ribbons tied to fences around Imjingak Village in the DMZ on the North Korean Border.

Koret Conference Convenes Virtually to Discuss Human Rights Crisis in North Korea

News / June 16, 2020
Amid escalating inter-Korean tension and increasing economic and social strain on North Koreans in the era of COVID-19, the importance of keeping international attention on the DRPK’s human rights...
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Robots May Be the Right Prescription for Struggling Nursing Homes

Q&A / June 11, 2020
Karen Eggleston and Yong Suk Lee speak to the Oliver Wyman Forum on how robotics and advancing technologies are helping staff in Japanese nursing homes provide better and safer care to their patients...
Portrait of Young Kyung Do, Winner of the 2020 Rothman Epidemiology Prize

Asia Health Policy Program Alum Wins Rothman Epidemiology Prize

News / June 4, 2020
Dr. Young Kyung Do, an expert in health policy and management at the Seoul National University College of Healthy Policy and the inaugural postdoctoral fellow in Asia health policy at APARC, has been...
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Strategy in the South China Sea

Commentary / June 3, 2020
Donald K. Emmerson analyzes China’s tactics in the South China Sea and how the countries of Southeast Asia are reacting to the tensions in the disputed waterway.
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COVID-19 in the Philippines – at a Glance

Blog / May 21, 2020
Marjorie Pajaron, assistant professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics, describes the unfolding of the pandemic in the country and how Filipinos have coped with the evolving...
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Lessons from Mongolia’s COVID-19 Containment Strategy

Blog / May 19, 2020
Dr. Gendengarjaa Baigalimaa, an oncologist at a hospital in Mongolia’s capital and former postdoctoral fellow with APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program, explains how decisive preventative measures have...
Karen Eggleston, Hongbin Li, Scott Rozelle, and Xueguang Zhou during a virtual panel discussion

APARC Scholars Discuss the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in China

News / May 18, 2020
Karen Eggleston, Scott Rozelle, and Xueguang Zhou join the King Center on Global Development’s Hongbin Li to examine how COVID-19 has impacted urban and rural employment in China’s health care...
Cover image of the book "Healthy Aging in Asia", showing a smiling elderly Chinese woman with a cane standing in a small village.

New Book Highlights Policy Initiatives and Economic Research on Healthy Longevity Across Asia

News / May 13, 2020
Asia health policy expert Karen Eggleston’s new volume, ‘Healthy Aging in Asia,’ examines how diverse Asian economies – from Singapore and Hong Kong to Japan, India, and China – are preparing for...
Karen Eggleston speaking to an online panel.

Karen Eggleston Testifies on China’s Healthcare System to Congressional Review Commission

News / May 8, 2020
Asia health policy expert Karen Eggleston provides testimony for a U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission hearing on China's domestic healthcare infrastructure and the use of...
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Politicize this Pandemic, But Do So Carefully

Commentary / May 5, 2020
An open letter from scholars studying public health in China and the U.S.
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Stories in a Time of Pandemic: APARC Alumni Share Their Experiences

Blog / April 29, 2020
We've asked some of our former scholars how COVID-19 is changing life in the many places around the world they call home.

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