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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

Mediterranean Model for Asian Regionalism: Cosmopolitan Cities and Nation-States in Asia, A

May 1995

What can be said about the social and cultural characteristics of the Asian region as a whole?

Against Us or with Us? The Chinese Perspective of America's Alliances with Japan and Korea

May 1998

China’s attitude toward the U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Korea alliances, particularly the former, has drawn a lot of attention in the post–Cold War era.

Catch Up: Why Poor Countries Are Becoming Richer, Democratic, Increasingly Peaceable, and Sometimes More Dangerous

August 1999

Why Poor Countries Are Becoming Richer, Democratic, Increasingly Peaceable, and Sometimes More Dangerous It is easy to be confused about the world’s prospect.

Other Publications

APARC Center Overview 2004

January 2005

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

Asia-Pacific Research Center Year in Review 1998-1999, The

December 1999

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

Asia-Pacific Research Center Year in Review 1999-2000, The

December 2000

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

News

What is the Valley's Future?

January 2004

As the region begins to emerge from a brutal recession, questions haunt the Valley. Will the jobs come back? Will we be able to maintain our global leadership in technology?

Lawrence Lau comments on China's exchange rate

December 2003

As U.S. factories continue to lay off workers, lawmakers have found something to blame: a flood of cheap manufactured goods from China.

Events

Security and Economic Concerns in South Asia

January 28, 1999

The talk will highlight the economic and social development of India and Pakistan and how this has been affected by the high level of military expenditures.

Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists?

February 11, 1999

After a brief description of the legacy of the past of the Mongolian political system, the lecture then considers the influence of the Socialist era and finally focuses on the post-Socialist era,...

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...

Projects

Population Aging, Child Health and Control of Infectious Diseases

The Asia Health Policy Program works with other researchers at Stanford and several countries of the Asia-Pacific to analyze prominent issues in population aging, child health, and control of...
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

Korea Program

Shorenstein APARC's Korean Studies Program, begun in September 2000 and led by Gi-Wook Shin, features weekly luncheon seminars on Korea-related issues, from war reporting to health care to...
English

Multimedia

China in the World: A View from Beijing - 2006 Shorenstein Journalism Award Lecture

February 2006

This annual award, which carries a cash prize of $10,000, honors a journalist not only for a distinguished body of work, but also for the particular way that work has helped American readers to understand the complexities of Asia.

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

Enhancing South Korea's Security: The U.S. Alliance and Beyond

March 2009

Two decades ago, South Korea appeared on the path to greatly increased security. The Cold War was ending, fundamentally improving South Korea’s regional security environment.

People

Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program
Elin Matsumae Research Assistant
Samantha Vortherms Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-18
Daniel C. Sneider Visiting Scholar
Hiroki Morishige Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2016-18, Shizuoka Prefectural Government
Kyou-Hyun Kim Visiting Adjunct Professor 2017-18 Koret Fellow
George Krompacky Publications Manager
Lisa Lee Program Coordinator, Asia Health Policy Program and Southeast Asia Program