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Which Yoon Should Biden Expect at the Upcoming South Korea-U.S. Summit?

May 2022

Yoon has been compared to Biden’s own nemesis, Donald Trump, but he is far from a political iconoclast.

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...

In Troubled Waters: South Korea’s Democracy in Crisis

May 2022

Just as the United States experienced a crisis of democracy under the Trump administration, South Korea underwent a democratic recession during President Moon Jae-in’s time in office. The...

Next Steps in U.S.-China Climate Cooperation

April 2022

There are multiple, concreate areas for constructive cooperation between the United States and China as they tackle growing environmental challenges.

Japanese Population Projected to Live Longer Without Dementia

April 2022

A new microsimulation projects that over the next 20 years, Japanese people will live longer without dementia, but older women with a less than high school education will benefit less than men.

NPR's Beijing Correspondent Emily Feng Wins 2022 Shorenstein Journalism Award

April 2022

Feng, whose compelling and bold reporting has amplified the voices of Chinese citizens amid rapidly deteriorating press freedom in the country, is the recipient of the 21st Shorenstein Journalism...

It’s Time for K-pop Stars to Speak Out on Human Rights

April 2022

With few exceptions, South Korea’s K-pop idols have been conspicuously silent on controversial subjects – including the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Stanford University’s Korea Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Conference Spotlighting South Korean Wave, North Korean Geopolitics

April 2022

The Korea Program at Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center will commemorate its 20-year anniversary with a two-day conference, convening eminent speakers from the K-pop...

Beijing Is Used to Learning from Russian Failures

April 2022

The invasion of Ukraine is offering useful lessons for the PLA.

Predoctoral Fellow Spotlight: Tongtong Zhang Examines Channels for Public Deliberation in China

April 2022

Political Scientist and APARC Predoctoral Fellow Tongtong Zhang explores how the Chinese Communist Party maintains control through various forms of political communication.

Education Level Will Widen Disparity in Health Outcomes of the Future Elderly Population, New Study Projects

April 2022

In the first study to compare the progression of educational disparities in disability across two rapidly aging Asian societies, APARC coauthors Cynthia Chen and Karen Eggleston project that from...

APARC Names 2022-23 Shorenstein and Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellows

April 2022

Political scientists Aidan Milliff and Jingkai He will join APARC as Shorenstein postdoctoral fellows on contemporary Asia, and economist Jianan Yang will join as our Asia Health Policy postdoctoral...

Japan’s Top Envoy to the U.S. Discusses the State of Japan Studies in Higher Education with Stanford and UC Berkeley Experts

March 2022

At an in-person meeting of a joint delegation from Japan's Embassy to the United States and Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco with a panel of experts from Stanford and UC Berkeley,...

Postdoc Fellow Spotlight: Mary-Collier Wilks Explores Power Dynamics and Development Imaginaries in International Organizations

March 2022

Ethnographer and APARC Postdoctoral Fellow Mary-Collier Wilks unveils how distinct development narratives shape the dynamics of aid chains and international organizations’ delivery of services in...

New Cross-Country Study Underscores the Importance of Health Workforce Development and Socioeconomic Factors in Affecting Health Outcomes

March 2022

Analyzing data from 191 World Health Organization member countries, a new study from APARC’s Karen Eggleston indicates that strengthening the health workforce is an urgent task in the post-COVID era...

Unpacking the Crisis in Xinjiang: James Millward on China's Assimilationist Policies and U.S.-China Engagement

March 2022

APARC Visiting Scholar James Millward discusses PRC ethnicity policy, China's crackdown on Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang province, and the implications of the Xinjiang crisis...

An Uncomfortable Friendship: Understanding China’s Position on the Russia-Ukraine War and Its Implications for Great Power Competition

March 2022

On WBUR’s "On Point" and Fox 2 KTVU, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro shares insights about China's alignment with Russia and the worldwide implications of its calculus on Ukraine.

Collaborating Against Carbon: Stanford and Peking University Partner on Decarbonization Research

March 2022

A report on China and the United States' decarbonization and carbon neutrality proposes areas of collaboration on climate change action, global sustainable finance, and corporate climate pledges...

South Korean Democracy Under Stress: Yoon Suk-yeol’s Victory Likely to Increase Domestic Polarization

March 2022

On CNBC's "Squawk Box Asia," APARC Director Gi-wook Shin shares insights about the potential for democratic backsliding and further domestic tension after Yoon Suk-yeol’s victory in...

Invasions Are Not Contagious

March 2022

Russia’s War in Ukraine Doesn’t Presage a Chinese Assault on Taiwan

South Korea Votes, Beijing Watches

March 2022

Anti-Chinese sentiment surges—especially among the young—in advance of the March 9 elections.

New Book by Stanford Sociologist Kiyoteru Tsutsui Probes the Decoupling of Policy and Practice in Global Human Rights

February 2022

In his new book, Shorenstein APARC’s Japan Program Director Kiyoteru Tsutsui explores the paradox underlying the global expansion of human rights and Japan’s engagement with human rights ideas and...

“K-Pop Stars, Too, Should Speak Out on Human Rights Issues,” Says Stanford Sociologist Gi-Wook Shin

February 2022

K-pop and North Korean human rights are the subjects of two documentaries to be released this spring to mark the 20th anniversary of Stanford University’s Korea Program, reveals Professor Gi-Wook...

Ukraine Is a Distraction from Taiwan

February 2022

Getting bogged down in Europe will impede the U.S.’s ability to compete with China in the Pacific.

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