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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.

South Koreans Are Rethinking What China Means to Their Nation

February 2022

A new study illuminates the potential effects of anti-Chinese sentiment in Korea.

North Korea Is Becoming an Asset for China

February 2022

Pyongyang’s Missiles Could Fracture America’s Alliances

What Does Korea’s 2022 Presidential Election Mean for Its Democracy?

January 2022

The ongoing South Korean presidential race holds significant sociopolitical implications for the future of democracy as democratic backsliding has now become an undeniable reality in South Korea.

COVID-19 Disproportionately Affected Marginalized and Rural Populations in Asia, New Study Shows

January 2022

In the first report of its kind comparing the impacts of the pandemic on people with chronic conditions in five Asian regions, researchers including APARC’s Karen Eggleston document how the pandemic’...

APARC Invites 2022-23 Predoctoral Fellowship Applications

January 2022

Up to three fellowships are available to Stanford Ph.D. candidates. Submissions are due by April 15, 2022.

Bargaining Behind Closed Doors: Why China’s Local Government Debt Is Not a Local Problem

January 2022

New research in 'The China Journal' by APARC’s Jean Oi and colleagues suggests that the roots of China’s massive local government debt problem lie in secretive financing institutions...

Call for Stanford Student Applications: APARC Hiring 2022 Summer Research Assistants

January 2022

To support Stanford students working in the area of contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center is offering research assistant positions for summer 2022. The deadline for submitting...

Jean Oi Elected Vice President of the Association for Asian Studies

January 2022

APARC’s Jean Oi, a China expert, will begin her term with the AAS in March 2022, serving on a four-year leadership ladder of vice president, president, and past president. Representing all the...

2022 Shorenstein Journalism Award Open to Nomination Entries

December 2021

Sponsored by Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the annual award recognizes outstanding journalists and journalism organizations for excellence in coverage of the Asia-...

China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

November 2021

Peter Martin discusses the advent of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy in Chinese politics — is it really such a new phenomenon after all?

Reassessing China’s Capabilities and Goals for Strategic Competition

November 2021

On the World Class podcast, Oriana Skylar Mastro argues that in order to set effective policy toward China, the United States needs to better understand how and why China is projecting power.

How Feminist Military History Sheds Light on Colonial Rule and Warfare

November 2021

In this interview, Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia Kate Imy discusses her research into identity in the twentieth-century British imperial world and her current book project on...

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Photo of Diana Stanescu Diana Stanescu Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
Photo of Mary-Collier Wilkes Mary-Collier Wilks Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
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Photo of Tongtong Zhang Tongtong Zhang APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
Photo of Masami Yamamoto Masami Yamamoto Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Sachiko Masuda Sachiko Masuda Visiting Scholar at APARC
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