Vietnam

Scholarly Publications

Troubled Transition: North Korea's Politics, Economy and External Relations

December 2013

Kim Jong-il once declared he would transform North Korea into a "great and powerful country" by 2012, apparently believing that nuclear weapons would compel the international community to engage on...

Asia's Middle Powers? The Identity and Regional Policy of South Korea and Vietnam

December 2013

South Korea and Vietnam established diplomatic relations only twenty years ago. Today these former adversaries enjoy unexpectedly cordial and rapidly expanding bilateral ties.

The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia

August 2011

Why do some countries in the developing world achieve growth with equity, while others do not?

Other Publications

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2018-19

December 2019

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2018-19 is now available.

ASEAN @ 50, Southeast Asia @ Risk: What Should Be Done?

January 2018

In October 2017, twenty-two scholars from eight countries attended a workshop titled “ASEAN @ 50, Southeast Asia @ Risk: What should be done?” The workshop was designed to facilitate a frank and...

Demographic Change in East Asia: Economic, Social, and Security Implications

December 2011

Japan leads, chased closely by South Korea, with China, on a vastly larger scale, not far behind.

News

Postdoc Spotlight: Jeffrey Weng on Language and Society

February 2021

Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia Jeffrey Weng shares insights from his research into how language and society shape one another, particularly how the historical use of Mandarin...

A Balance of Power: The Role of Vietnam’s Electoral and Legislative Institutions

January 2021

As the 13th National Congress of Vietnam's Communist Party is selecting a new leadership team that will set the country’s course for the next five years, Vietnamese politics expert Paul Schuler...

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Meets with Stanford Experts

February 2020

APARC’s Southeast Asia Program recently hosted the U.S.

Events

The South China Sea: What is to be Done?

February 6, 2017

Brunei, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam have made ambiguous, intransigent, and overlapping claims of “sovereignty” and “rights” in the SouthChina Sea.

Historical Injustice and Territorial Disputes in East Asia

March 5, 2014

There are four serious island disputes in East Asia: from north to south, the Southern Kurile dispute (Russia vs. Japan), the Liancourt dispute (two Koreas vs.

Transnationalizing Viet Nam: Community, Culture, and Politics in the Diaspora

November 7, 2013

Vietnamese diasporic relations affect and are affected by events inside Viet Nam.  In her recent book, Transnationalizing Viet Nam, Prof.

Projects

Late Democratization in Pacific Asia

Professor Thompson builds on Barrington Moore's insight that there are different "paths to the modern" world.
English

Worker Identities and the Origins of Capital in Vietnam

The Vietnamese government legalized strikes in 1995. Since then Vietnamese workers have gone on strike more than 1,500 times.
English

Shorenstein Journalism Award

THE SHORENSTEIN JOURNALISM AWARD HAS A NEW DIGITAL HOME.
English

Multimedia

The South China Sea: What is to be Done?

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC China Program seminar, "The South China Sea: What is to be Done?", on March 8, 2017, with Donald K.

U.S.-Vietnam Relations Today and Tomorrow

September 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program and U.S.-Asia Security Initiative seminar, "U.S.-Vietnam Relations Today and Tomorrow," on Sept. 30, 2016 with Ted Osius, U.S.

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Diabetes and Pre-diabetes among Adults in Vietnam

August 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Prevalence and Risk Factors of Diabetes and Pre-diabetes among Adults in Vietnam" on Feb.

People

Portrait of Nhu Truong Nhu Truong Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-21