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Autumn scene on the Stanford campus with a call to apply for APARC's 2022-23 fellowships for Asia schoalrs

APARC Announces 2022-23 Fellowships for Asia Specialists

News / September 14, 2021
The Center offers fellowships for postdoctoral scholars specializing in contemporary Asia, Japan, and Asia health policy and for experts on Southeast Asia.
SINGAPORE (Aug. 23, 2021) Vice President Kamala Harris visits combat ship USS Tulsa, part of a deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

The Significance of Kamala Harris’ Vietnam Trip: Interview with Donald K. Emmerson

Commentary / August 24, 2021
Emmerson talks to VnExpress about the implications of Harris’ visit to Hanoi, the first such visit by a U.S. vice president.
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Good News for Indonesian Studies

Commentary / August 16, 2021
Flags of Asian states and text "Symposium: The Stakes in Asia"

Talking Democracy: A Symposium on Asia

Commentary / July 1, 2021
On a panel discussion hosted by the political quarterly 'Democracy,' Donald K. Emmerson joins experts to assess how the Biden administration is navigating the U.S. relationships in Asia.
  American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) and Michigan State University (MSU) Asian Studies Center's inaugural Conference on Indonesian Studies, June 23-26, 2021.

Scholarship, Autonomy, and Purpose: Issues in Indonesian Studies

Commentary / June 25, 2021
Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson delivers a keynote address at the American Institute for Indonesian Studies–Michigan State University Conference on Indonesian Studies.
Protesters against the military coup in Myanmar hold banners.

Southeast Asia: China’s Long Shadow

Commentary / June 3, 2021
Chinese foreign policy in Southeast Asia affects, and is affected by, the more despotic character of ASEAN’s mainland compared with its maritime member states. But the destiny of even the already...
Postdoc Spotlight on Nhu Truong, 2020-21 Shorenstein Fellow

Postdoc Spotlight: Nhu Truong Compares Government Responsiveness in China and Vietnam

Q&As / May 25, 2021
2020-21 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow Nhu Truong, who studies how authoritarian regimes like China and Vietnam respond to social pressure, explains why understanding differences in governance is...
A man holds a 'Stop Asian Hate' sign during a rally protesting rising violence against Asian Americans.

Perspectives on Rising Anti-Asian Violence from REDI

News / May 17, 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...
Portrait of Swe Win with text "2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award Recipient"

Swe Win, Editor-in-Chief of Myanmar Now, to Receive 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award

News / April 27, 2021
An esteemed investigative journalist and human rights defender, Swe Win is the recipient of the twentieth Shorenstein Award. He currently leads the editorial team of the independent news agency...
[Left] Gita Wirjawan and the Endgame logo; [Right] Donald K. Emmerson

ASEAN Centrality and the Way Forward: Donald Emmerson on Endgame

News / April 1, 2021
On the Endgame podcast, Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson discusses the history and politics that have shaped Indonesia in the past and how that context now affects the country'...
People holding up images in protest

Terms of Engagement: Ambassador Scot Marciel on U.S.-Southeast Asia Relations

News / March 31, 2021
The book Ambassador Marciel is writing at Stanford examines policy issues from the implications of the Myanmar crisis to the future of America’s relations with other Southeast Asian nations and the...
Protesters in Myanmar stand on a picture of General Min Aung Hlaing

Democracy Challenged: Donald Trump, Min Aung Hlaing, and Indonesia

Commentary / February 8, 2021
Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson compares responses across Southeast Asia to the February coup in Myanmar and reflects on the parallels and differences between the state of...
Protesters opposing the February 1 coup in Myanmar

The Myanmar Coup Is a Major Setback, but the Story of Myanmar's Struggle for Democracy Is Not Over

Q&As / February 2, 2021
According to Scot Marciel, former U.S. ambassador to Myanmar and Stanford visiting scholar at APARC, building a democracy is a difficult process that can be upended, particularly when the military is...
Portrait of Paul Schuler and the cover of his book, 'United Front'

A Balance of Power: The Role of Vietnam’s Electoral and Legislative Institutions

Q&As / January 28, 2021
As the 13th National Congress of Vietnam's Communist Party is selecting a new leadership team that will set the country’s course for the next five years, Vietnamese politics expert Paul Schuler...
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APARC Offers Fellowship and Funding Opportunities to Support, Diversify Stanford Student Participation in Contemporary Asia Research

News / January 25, 2021
The Center has launched a suite of offerings including a predoctoral fellowship, a diversity grant, and research assistant internships to support Stanford students interested in the area of...
President Biden walks past a row of Chinese and American flags.

APARC Experts on the Outlook for U.S.-Asia Policy Under the Biden Administration

News / January 14, 2021
Ahead of President-elect Biden’s inauguration and on the heels of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that has left America shaken, an APARC-wide expert panel provides a region-by-...
Barack Obama addresses a crowd of young leaders from ASEAN nations.

A Global Town Hall Welcomes America Back

Commentary / December 7, 2020
Despite the reversals of the Trump era, a flurry of online diplomacy served as a reminder that the U.S. is welcome in Southeast Asia writes Donald K. Emmerson in The Diplomat.
President-elect Joseph Biden addresses a campaign crowd

Biden in Asia: America Together?

Commentary / November 9, 2020
Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson considers how the incoming Biden administration's "internationalization" agenda may affect U.S.-Asia relations and partnerships with...
A discussion of contemporary Southeast Asian politics with Donald K. Emmerson and Ann Marie Murphy at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Donald Emmerson Outlines Southeast Asia's Need to Balance Regional Politics and Influnce from China

News / November 3, 2020
Southeast Asia Program Director Donald Emmerson joined the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations for a discussion with Ann Marie Murphy on his new edited volume, "The Deer and the Dragon:...
Gi-Wook Shin presents the 2020 Shorenstein Journalism Award to Tom Wright at a virtual event

Shorenstein Journalism Award Winner Tom Wright Recounts Story of Global Financial Scandal

News / October 27, 2020
Wright, who led the investigation that unveiled the Malaysian 1MDB scandal, one of the largest-ever financial frauds, highlighted how Western institutions enable global corruption and undermine...
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APARC Announces 2021-22 Postdoctoral Fellowships for Emerging Scholars in Contemporary Asia, Japan, and Korea Studies

News / September 21, 2020
The Center’s commitment to supporting young Asia scholars remains strong during the COVID-19 crisis.
[Left] Gerald Sim, [Right] the cover of 'Postcolonial Hangups in Southeast Asian Cinema'

A New Look at Cinema in Southeast Asia from Former LKC Fellow Gerald Sim

News / August 20, 2020
Gerald Sim, a former Lee Kong Chian Fellow with the Southeast Asia Program, explores how Southeast Asian identities, histories, and cultures are portrayed in film in a new book, ‘Postcolonial Hangups...
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Call for Stanford Student Applications: APARC Hiring 2020-21 Research Assistants

News / August 13, 2020
To support Stanford students working in the area of contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center is offering research assistant positions for the fall, winter, and spring quarters of the...
Leaders from the ASEAN league gather onstage at the 33rd ASEAN Summit in 2018 in Singapore.

Southeast Asia's Approach to China and the Future of the Region

Commentary / August 10, 2020
In an interview with The Diplomat, Donald Emmerson discusses how factors like the South China Sea, U.S.-China competition, and how COVID-19 are affecting relations between Southeast Asia, China, and...
Cover of the book 'The Deer and the Dragon' on the background of a Southeast Asia map

New Book Analyzes the Dynamics of Inequality Between China and Southeast Asia

News / June 24, 2020
In a new volume, Donald Emmerson explores how the ASEAN nations are navigating complex political and policy issues with China during a time when political cohesion within ASEAN is fractured and China...

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