Society

Society

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.

Recent Events

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Rebooting Business after COVID-19: A View from China

May 22, 2020

This is a virtual event.

Shorenstein APARC Year End Party

May 18, 2020

Center members are invited to the Shorenstein APARC 2019 - 2020 Year End Party on Friday, May 29, 2020.

Modernization and Democratic Citizenship in East Asia

May 4, 2020

Do middle-class citizens in East Asia support democracy? Do they prefer democracy to other regime types, as modernization theory contends?

COVID-19: The Economic Impact in China

April 20, 2020

Co-sponsored by the King Center on Global Development and Shorenstein APARC, this virtual panel discusses the impacts of the coronavirus pandemics on China's urban and rural employment and its...

CANCELED: Data-intensive Innovation and the State: Evidence from Facial Recognition AI Firms in China

March 13, 2020

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is...

CANCELED: The Social and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Asia and Beyond

February 25, 2020

 IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is...

Topics in Health Policy in Korea and China

February 20, 2020

This event is via Zoom Webinar.

Competitiveness, Economic Development and Strategy: Going Beyond GDP as Measure of Human Well Being

January 23, 2020

Co-sponsored by Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) and US-Asia Technology Management CenterWe need alternative metrics to complement GDP in order to get a more comprehensive view of...

Cost-effectiveness of Interventions to Control Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes in Low- and Middle- Income Countries

January 21, 2020

More than 80% of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and diabetes mellitus (DM) burden now lies in low and middle-income countries.

CANCELED: Gandhi's Gift: Successful Mass Nonviolence and India's Decolonization

January 17, 2020

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE:In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is electing...

“Crazy Rich Asians”? Southeast Asia's Billionaires and Their Business Empires in the Age of China's Rise

January 17, 2020

The hit movie Crazy Rich Asians shone a light on the extreme wealth of Southeast Asia's ethnically Chinese ultra-wealthy, who have long topped billionaire rankings and dominated stock-markets...

Population Aging, Productivity, and Technology in Japan

December 10, 2019

Japan faces a rapid population decrease and aging. Workers’ aging is negatively associated with labor productivity.

Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept

November 4, 2019

This event is at full capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations.Robert Spalding is a national security policy strategist, and globally recognized for his knowledge of Chinese economic...

Return of the Pontianak: Popular Cinema, Decolonization, and Malay Identities in the 21st Century

November 1, 2019

The pontianak, or female vampire, is one of the most significant supernatural creatures, or hantu, in Malay cinema.

Aging Japan as Global Opportunity? How Japan’s Extreme Demographics are Shaping Technological Trajectories

October 23, 2019

The demographics of Japan’s aging society has galvanized a wide range of corporate efforts, supported both directly and indirectly by the government, to aggressively develop artificial intelligence...

“Healthy China 2030” Implementation: Challenges and Progress Nationally and in Zhejiang Province

October 7, 2019

This seminar will present empirical evidence about policies to promote healthy lifestyles in China from a professor and a policymaker from the PRC.As a result of economic growth, urbanization,...

China, U.S. Universities and the U.S. Science and Technology Workforce

October 4, 2019

This event is at full capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations.China, U.S. Universities and the U.S.

Xinjiang’s Muslims and the PRC

September 27, 2019

Sponsored by Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of LawWE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPSNOTE: THIS EVENT IS...

Hong Kong: A City in Turmoil

September 13, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPSNOTE: THIS EVENT IS CLOSED TO THE MEDIA UPDATE: We will provide a live video stream of the conference on this link: https://youtu.be...

2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award Panel Discussion with Maria Ressa

June 26, 2019

RSVP Now2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award Recipient Maria Ressa to Headline Award Panel DiscussionMaria Ressa, winner of the 2019 Shorenstein Award, is an internationally-esteemed journalist and...

Shorenstein APARC Annual Orientation Luncheon & Photoshoot

June 18, 2019

Center members are cordially invited to the Shorenstein APARC 2019 - 2020 Orientation Luncheon on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

People

Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Hannah June Kim Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2019-20
Jialiang Huang Visiting Scholar at APARC
Head shot of Yosuke Hatano Yosuke (Jack) Hatano Visiting Scholar at APARC
Head shot of Yufeng Geng Yufeng Geng Visiting Scholar at APARC
Kristen Lee Executive Assistant to Professor Gi-Wook Shin
Portrait of George Krompacky George Krompacky Publications Manager
Huma Shaikh Associate Director for Administration
Lisa Lee Program Coordinator, Asia Health Policy Program and Southeast Asia Program