Society

Society

FSI researchers work to understand continuity and change in societies as they confront their problems and opportunities. This includes the implications of migration and human trafficking. What happens to a society when young girls exit the sex trade? How do groups moving between locations impact societies, economies, self-identity and citizenship? What are the ethnic challenges faced by an increasingly diverse European Union? From a policy perspective, scholars also work to investigate the consequences of security-related measures for society and its values.

The Europe Center reflects much of FSI’s agenda of investigating societies, serving as a forum for experts to research the cultures, religions and people of Europe. The Center sponsors several seminars and lectures, as well as visiting scholars.

Societal research also addresses issues of demography and aging, such as the social and economic challenges of providing health care for an aging population. How do older adults make decisions, and what societal tools need to be in place to ensure the resulting decisions are well-informed? FSI regularly brings in international scholars to look at these issues. They discuss how adults care for their older parents in rural China as well as the economic aspects of aging populations in China and India.

Scholarly Publications

Being in North Korea

August 2020

In 2010, while working on a PhD in South Korea, Andray Abrahamian visited the other Korea, a country he had studied for years but never seen.

COVID-19 Incidence and the Timing of Quarantine Measures and Travel Restrictions: A Cross-country Analysis

June 2020

COVID-19 presents humanity with not just a health crisis but also a governance crisis as leaders around the globe confront the challenges of stemming the spread of the virus.

China’s Challenges: Now It Gets Much Harder

March 2020

The easy phases of China’s quest for wealth and power are over. After forty years, every one of a set of favorable conditions has diminished or vanished, and China’s future, neither inevitable nor...

Other Publications

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2018-19

December 2019

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

The North Korean Missile Test Pushes Xi and Putin Closer

July 2017

The most dangerous impact of North Korea’s long-range missile test this past week may not have been the one in the Sea of Japan, felt in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.

Surviving the Trump-Moon Summit

July 2017

In the days leading up to the Washington summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump, the tension in Seoul was hard to escape.

News

APARC Announces Diversity Grant to Support Underrepresented Minority Students Interested in Contemporary Asia

June 2020

To encourage Stanford students from underrepresented minorities to engage in study and research of topics related to contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is offering a new...

Stories in a Time of Pandemic: APARC Alumni Share Their Experiences

April 2020

We've asked some of our former scholars how COVID-19 is changing life in the many places around the world they call home.

Gi-Wook Shin Offers Analysis of 2020 Korean National Election

April 2020

The Korea Society hosts APARC's director for a timely discussion of the recent South Korean national election.

Events

Rebooting Business after COVID-19: A View from China

May 22, 2020

看微信网页:https://bit.ly/3gRDy8QView this page on WeChat: https://bit.ly/3gRDy8Q This is a virtual event.

Shorenstein APARC Year End Party

May 18, 2020

Center members are invited to the Shorenstein APARC 2019 - 2020 Year End Party on Friday, May 29, 2020.

Modernization and Democratic Citizenship in East Asia

May 4, 2020

Do middle-class citizens in East Asia support democracy? Do they prefer democracy to other regime types, as modernization theory contends?

Projects

South Asia Colloquia

Launched in 2016, this series of public lectures features academics, government practitioners, and business experts who explore contemporary issues focused on the countries of South Asia—their...
English

China: Going Global

Beijing’s new Silk Road initiative links old trade corridors from Asia to Africa and Europe.
English

Event Series

Event SeriesKorean Studies Colloquium SeriesKorea-U.S. West Coast Strategic ForumKoret WorkshopKoret Distinguished Lecture SeriesHana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers 
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Multimedia

Chinese Influence: Real or Perceived?

February 2019

Panel Debates Report Alleging Covert and Corrupting Chinese Influence in U.S.

The North Korea Crisis

June 2017

Video and transcript from the joint CISAC/Shorenstein APARC panel discussion, "The North Korea Crisis," on May 30, 2017, with James Person, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation at the Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Gi-Wook...

Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages

May 2017

Video and transcript from the presentation, "Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages," on April 24, 2017, by Marco Angrisani, an economist at the University of Southern California, followed by discussion led by Kathleen...

People

Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Hannah June Kim Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2019-20
Head shot of Yosuke Hatano Yosuke (Jack) Hatano Visiting Scholar at APARC
Head shot of Yufeng Geng Yufeng Geng Visiting Scholar at APARC
Jialiang Huang Visiting Scholar at APARC
Huma Shaikh Associate Director for Administration
Portrait of George Krompacky George Krompacky Publications Manager
Lisa Lee Program Coordinator, Asia Health Policy Program and Southeast Asia Program