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Perspectives on Rising Anti-Asian Violence from REDI

May 2021

The Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Task Force sheds light on historical roots of anti-Asian racism and considers how our troubling times can present an important opening for Asian...

Gi-Wook Shin on Racism in South Korea

March 2021

Protections against gender and sexual discrimination are increasing in South Korea, but addressing longstanding racial discriminations based in nationalism and building a multicultural identity still...

The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

November 2019

Shall I tell you why we have brought you here? To cure you! To make you sane! Will you understand, Winston, that no one whom we bring to this place ever leaves our hands uncured?

On Korean Nationalism and Its Role in the Escalating Japan-South Korea Friction

September 2019

Tension and discord in Japan-South Korea relations are nothing new, but the unfortunate, intensifying conflict between the two countries — a manifestation of right-wing Japanese nationalism and...

Korea’s Migrants: Towards Diversity and Transnationalism

August 2019

South Korea (hereafter Korea) is widely regarded as among the world’s most ethnically and linguistically homogeneous countries.

Gi-Wook Shin Appointed William J. Perry Professor of Contemporary Korea

December 2018

Stanford Korean studies expert Gi-Wook Shin has been named the William J.

Changing attitudes toward diversity in South Korea

April 2017

South Korean culture has long held ethnic homogeneity as an integral part of national identity, but attitudes toward multiculturalism are slowly beginning to change amid the country’s shifting...

Ian Johnson, longtime foreign correspondent, to receive Shorenstein Journalism Award

March 2017

Ian Johnson, a veteran journalist with a focus on Chinese society, religion and history, is the 2016 recipient of the Shorenstein Journalism Award.

Social capital matters for a sustainable South Korea

August 2016

South Korea is facing a number of challenges.

Global talent and diversity imperative to South Korea’s success, Stanford scholar says

March 2016

A variety of media outlets have recently highlighted Stanford research efforts focused on the value of global talent and diversity policy in South Korea led by Professor Gi-Wook Shin, director of...

Stanford conference promotes new thinking on migration and integration

September 2013

Academics from American, European and Asian universities came together at Stanford University on September 19th and 20th to present their research on the large-scale movements of people, and engage...

The historical roots of ethnic conflict in India

February 2013

Stopping ethnic violence in India begins with understanding the history behind it, says Ajay Verghese, a current Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow.

Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship program grows

March 2012

In the coming academic year, the Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship program will double in size.

Matt Augustine Selected as Northeast Asian History Fellow, 2009-2010

March 2009

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is pleased to announce that Matthew R. Augustine has been awarded the Northeast Asian History Fellowship for 2009-2010.

Visiting Scholar's research on Southeast Asia published and forthcoming in Japan

December 2008

Kaneko Yoshiki is a professor at Dokkyo University in Saitama, Japan.

After 60 years, Pakistanis struggle to find right course

August 2007

Two countries with a common and ancient civilization, India and Pakistan, celebrated 60 years of independence from colonial rule this week.

Korea faces challenges of multiethnic society

July 2007

In an op-ed for the Korea Herald, Shorenstein APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin advocates that Korea should promote ethnic diversity and cultural tolerance in order to mitigate the potential harmful...

Ethnic identities questioned after Virginia Tech

April 2007

"Experts have compared him (Cho Seung-Hui) to the Columbine shooters, saying that he fits the same profile.

Korea's ethnic nationalism is a source of both pride and prejudice, according to Gi-Wook Shin

August 2006

Blood-based ethnic national identity has hindered cultural and social diversity in Korea.

Indonesian election: Feuding villages give the ballot a try

July 2004

Donald K. Emmerson considers the impact of Indonesia's recent election on two remote--and formerly war-torn--villages in the country's northern Malaku archipelago.


Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Jeffrey Weng Jeffrey Weng Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-21
Photo of Anna Zhang Anna Ruxi Zhang APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2020-21
Portrait of Callista Wells Callista Wells China Program Coordinator