Education

Scholarly Publications

Differences That Make a Difference: Explaining Japan's Success

December 1995

"Reprint from Educational Policy, 1995.

Principal-Agent Problems in Health Care: Evidence from Prescribing Patterns of Private Providers in Vietnam

December 2009

The principal-agent problem in health care asserts that providers, being imperfect agents for patients, will act to maximize their profits at the expense of the patients’ interests.

The Evolution of Local State Corporatism

July 1998

Zouping offers important general lessons for the study of China's rural transformation.

Other Publications

Reforming Higher Education: Meeting the Challenges of Global Competition in the Digital Information Age

November 2012

Education has provided the critical foundation for Asia’s rapid economic growth. However, in an increasingly globalized and digital world, higher education faces an array of new challenges.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2015-16

November 2016

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Future Visions: Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Studies in North America

December 2018

On November 1-2, 2018, the two-day conference "Future Visions: Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Studies in North America" was convened by Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program to examine the...

News

A Changing Asia: Threat or Opportunity?

April 2006

As the world's most dynamic and rapidly advancing region, the Asia-Pacific has commanded global attention.

June 2009 Dispatch - Years to Remember (and Forget)

June 2009

We are pleased to bring you the final dispatch of the year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches. This month's piece, "Years to Remember (and Forget)" comes from Dr.

Events

Demands for Education in India

February 18, 1999

This talk presents initial evidence from a large cross-section of household data for rural Indian households on factors which may explain the low levels of education in this economy, particularly...

Crisis and Aftermath: The Prospects for Institutional Change in Japan

May 3, 1999

All-day conference on Japanese institutional reform sponsored by the Asia/Pacific Research Center, Stanford University. Changes in the Political SystemSpeaker: Mr.

Software Entrepreneurism in Korea

October 19, 1999

The fact that software companies can be started with little more than a few programmers and their PCs has generated great interest in countries around the world looking for ways to get into the...

Projects

Comparative Health Care Policy Research Project

The Comparative Health Care Policy Research Project was initiated by APARC in 1990 to examine issues related to the structure and delivery of health care in Japan by utilizing contemporary social...
English

Social Stratification in China during an Era of Transition

In collaboration with sociologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the People's University of China in Beijing, Professor Andrew Walder has worked to design and field a nationally...
English

History Textbooks and the War in Asia

History Textbooks and the War in Asia is the first phase of the Divided Memories and Reconciliation project.  It carries out a comparative examination of the high school history textbooks in those...
English

Multimedia

The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive and Secure Nation

November 2014

Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, believes that the humanities belong at the center of American foreign policy. And his voice matters.

Remarks for the Annual Meeting of the National Humanities Alliance

March 2013

Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, former U.S.

Reforming Myanmar's Health System

March 2016

In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked Myanmar’s health system as the second-worst in the world. Its people endured short life expectancies, poor health outcomes, and the highest out-of-pocket health expenses in Southeast Asia.

People

Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Huma Shaikh Associate Director for Administration
Portrait of George Krompacky George Krompacky Publications Manager
Kristen Lee Executive Assistant to Professor Gi-Wook Shin