Culture

Scholarly Publications

Filtered Life

Air Purification, Gender, and Cigarettes in the People's Republic of China

Being in North Korea

August 2020

**See our dedicated book page for more information about the book, including praise, reviews, and author commentary.** In 2010, while working on a PhD in South Korea, Andray Abrahamian visited the...

1919 in Korea: National Resistance and Contending Legacies

May 2019

The year 2019 is the centennial of several anti-colonialist movements that emerged in Asia, including the March First Movement of Korea, the first nationwide political protest in Korea under...

Other Publications

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...

Behind the Comfort Women Agreement

January 2016

The breakthrough agreement on the comfort women issue between Japan and South Korea on Dec. 28, 2015, was the culmination of at least four years of negotiations between the two governments.

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

Will Hallyu Swell to a Tidal Wave? Korea's Future as a Cultural Superpower

August 2022

The Korean Wave, which has unique characteristics and continues to evolve in intriguing directions, could become a first mover on the global cultural scene.

North Korea’s Geopolitics, South Korea’s Pop Culture Wave Take Center Stage at Korea Program’s 20th Anniversary Conference

May 2022

The Korea Program at Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center marked its 20-year anniversary with a two-day conference that gathered eminent leaders from academia, government,...

K-pop’s “Next Level”: Notes from the Field

May 2022

Prof. Dafna Zur shares impressions from her visit with Soo-Man Lee, founder and chief producer of SM Entertainment, and the rare opportunity to tour the Seoul-based company and see the K-pop...

Old Events

'Hallyu' in North Korea: Can South Korean Popular Culture Bring about Real Change?

January 31, 2022

South Korean popular culture has spread to all corners of the globe, including South Korea’s closed-off neighbor to the north.

Tapping the Untapped Human Resource Potential with Social Tech: Diversity, Globalization, and the Future of Work

January 21, 2022

This event will offer simultaneous translation between Japanese and English.  当イベントは日本語と英語の同時通訳がついています。 This is a virtual event.

City Size and Public Service Access: Evidence from Brazil, India, and Indonesia

September 14, 2021

Abstract: The fiscal federalism and decentralization literatures suggest that larger cities often deliver better public goods more effectively because of scale economies.

Projects

The Korea Colloquium on History and Culture

The lectures of the Korea Colloquium on History and Culture are sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, Korean Studies Program and the William J.
English

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary Teachers was established at the Korean Studies Program in 2012 with the generous support of Hana Financial Group.
English

Divided Memories and Reconciliation

There are two obstacles to understanding how historical memory about the wartime period has been formed in Northeast Asia.
English

Multimedia

A Conversation with the Author of "Superficial Korea"

October 2017

Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Language and Cultures at Stanford University, leads a discussion of Superficial Korea, a book by Gi-Wook Shin, professor of sociology and Shorenstein APARC director, which was recently published in...

15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Keynote Speech by Ian Johnson: Religion After Mao

May 2017

Video and transcript from "15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Keynote Speech by Ian Johnson: Religion after Mao" on May 1, 2017, with keynote speaker and Shorenstein Journalism Award winner Ian Johnson.Following a century of violent anti...

Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC colloquium, "Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India," on April 5, 2017, with Ramachandra Guha.India prides itself on being the "world's largest democracy." In some respects it is certifiably...

People

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