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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?

Opinion: Next Korea, Next Generation

January 2019

Researchers in the Korea Program regularly contribute to Korean media on the Korean affairs ranging from education and economics to politics and North Korea nuclear issues.

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.

Culture of Extreme Studying Leaves Young South Koreans Ill Prepared for Real Life

November 2018

 Gi-Wook Shin, director of APARC, was quoted in South China Morning Post.

Applications for Travel Awards: Conference on Future Visions in Korean Studies

June 2018

The Korea Program invites junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to apply for travel awards to attend an upcoming two-day conference organized by the Korea Program at Stanford...

The role of science and ethics in Korean literature

June 2017

Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford, discusses her current research on literary and scientific education in postwar North and South Korea.The complete...

China faces its future of urbanization

May 2017

China’s growth in cities has been unprecedented over the past decade, and the urbanization policies the government put in place, while achieving notable successes, continue to face systemic...

Reflections on Journalism Across Asia

April 2017

Emerging technologies, stemming from the heart of Silicon Valley and extending to Asia and beyond, have pushed the bounds of how stories are told by journalists and the way in which readers...

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...

Indian historian: Freedom of expression key to vibrant democracy

April 2017

Protecting freedom of expression is essential to vibrant democracies and to meet the needs of people now and into the future, Indian historian Ramachandra Guha said at a Stanford event seeking to...

Conference report offers 10 actions Japan can take to address gender inequality

March 2017

The Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), in collaboration with the United States-Japan Foundation and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, has published a...

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.

Responding to the interest in Korean studies on campus

December 2016

Stanford students now can choose Korea track as a major.

Experts gather in Beijing to discuss institutional contexts of building world-class universities

December 2016

Alluding to the famous dictum by China’s late leader, Deng Xiaoping, Min Weifang, the executive president of Chinese Society for Education Development Strategies and professor at Peking University ...

Seoul protests represent a "distinctive Korean political culture," scholars say

November 2016

Stanford professor Gi-Wook Shin and Rennie J. Moon compare the political protests in South Korea of today to that of 1987 in an editorial for the Diplomat.

Walder receives award for Cultural Revolution research

November 2016

Stanford professor Andrew Walder has been awarded the Founder’s Prize from the journal Social Science History for his paper, “Rebellion and Repression in China, 1966-1971.” The journal’s editorial...

Conference explores how the US and Japan can close the gender gap

November 2016

Japanese and American scholars and practitioners gathered at Stanford recently for “Womenomics, the Workplace, and Women,” a full-day conference seeking to find pathways to advance opportunity for...

A way to bridge aging societies in Japan and South Korea

September 2016

Japan and South Korea face serious demographic crises. Japan has the oldest population in the world and South Korea is one of the most rapidly aging.

Social capital matters for a sustainable South Korea

August 2016

South Korea is facing a number of challenges.

Conference at Stanford examines why Korea matters to American education

July 2016

All things Korean – economics, culture, politics – are the subject of an educational conference on campus this week.The fifth annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S.

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