Water

Scholarly Publications

Development of Groundwater Markets in China: A Glimpse into Progress to Date

December 2008

The overall goal of the paper is to better understand the development of groundwater markets in northern China.

Management Reform and the Choice of Contractual Form in China

February 2007

This paper explains the puzzling fact that in organizing the management of surface water, village leaders have provided incentives to canal managers in some areas, but not in all.

Water User Associations and the Evolution and Determinants of Management Reform: A Representative Look at Northern China

February 2007

In this paper we are pursuing the following objectives: document the existing water management institutional forms throughout China, their evolution over time and across provinces; describe the...

Other Publications

Climate Change and China's Agricultural Sector: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation

May 2010

Although China and the United States are the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases, China’s emissions on a per capita basis are significantly lower than those of the U.S.: in 2005, per capita...

Rural Development in China: New Challenges in a New Landscape

July 2003

The most important policy measures are those that improve the quality of rural Chinas human and physical resources and infrastructure that will provide the skills and abilities to rural residents...

News

Stanford’s Straub, Hecker explain North Korea’s plan to halt nuclear program

February 2012

In an agreement with Washington, Pyongyang will allow nuclear inspectors into North Korea and also receive much-needed nutritional assistance to the impoverished country.

Successful entrepreneurs respond to global trends

March 2011

"Whatever the world looks like now, it will change," said Tim Draper, founder and managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, during the keynote session at the March 1 Entrepreneurship in the...

November 2007 Dispatch - Political Uncertainty Comes to Japan

November 2007

We are pleased to bring you the second article of the academic year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

Events

Dangerous Waters: China and Japan in the East China Sea

January 31, 2014

Maritime security has become an increasingly salient point of friction in China-Japan relations.

Chinese Military Aerospace and Maritime Development: Short-Range Tailwinds, Long-Range Headwinds

January 28, 2014

By any measure, China’s economy and defense budget are second only to those of the United States.

Why Do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and Its Historical Origin

January 15, 2014

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for International Development Recent scholarship has documented an alarming increase in the sex ratio at birth in parts of East Asia, South Asia and the Caucuses...

Projects

Health Improvement under Mao and Its Implications for Contemporary Aging in China

This study aimed to better understand the dramatic health improvements in Maoist China and the age-related health disparities that it may have generated.
English

Leadership in China's High Tech Companies

From an unprecedented number of start-ups to a rising class of billion-dollar giants going global, high technology companies in China have a dramatically increasing need for effective leadership....
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