Scholarly Publications

Southeast Asia in Political Science: Terms of Enlistment

July 2008

Co-published by the East-West Center, this book originated in a 2004 conference convened by the Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF) at Shorenstein APARC.

Politics of Ethnic Nationalism in Korea, The

October 1999

This study seeks to understand the conflict and tension arising from a territorially divided nation with a strong legacy of ethnic homogeneity, using the Korean case for consideration.

Corporate Restructuring and Social Security in State Owned Enterprises: Lessons from China

November 2006

The dynamics of a global economy is being reshaped by the economic emergence of two Asian giants, China and India.


Indonesian election: Feuding villages give the ballot a try

July 2004

Donald K. Emmerson considers the impact of Indonesia's recent election on two remote--and formerly war-torn--villages in the country's northern Malaku archipelago.

Korea's ethnic nationalism is a source of both pride and prejudice, according to Gi-Wook Shin

August 2006

Blood-based ethnic national identity has hindered cultural and social diversity in Korea.

Ethnic identities questioned after Virginia Tech

April 2007

"Experts have compared him (Cho Seung-Hui) to the Columbine shooters, saying that he fits the same profile.


Foreign Workers and the Advent of Multicultural Societies in East Asia: The Coming Struggles over National Identity

May 25, 2000

The bundling of race and ethnicity with nation is common in state ideology and popular perceptions in East Asia.

Multiracialism and Meritocracy in Singapore: Conventional Wisdom Reconsidered

April 19, 2004

Singapore has become widely known as a successful experiment in multiracialism and meritocracy.

Waishengren: Exploring Chinese Diaspora Nationalism in Taiwan

April 6, 2005

Waishengren (or mainlanders) make up about 12% of the current population in Taiwan.


Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Initiative on Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia's storied past extends more than two millennia.


Can Korea Compete for Global Talent?

April 2016

Video and transcript from the Stanford+Connects event in Seoul, South Korea, on March 15.

Can India Ever Become a Great Power?

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center seminar, "Can India Ever Become a Great Power?" with Ashley J. Tellis on Jan.


Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Callista Wells Callista Wells China Program Coordinator