Tokyo Skyline over the Sumida River with skyscrapers and office, residential buildings, Chuo-Ohashi Bridge, at day time, Chuo ward, Tokyo, Japan.

Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

Stanford University's hub for interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement on contemporary Asia

In the Spotlight

A man cycles past a security fence outside the New National Stadium, the main stadium for the Tokyo Olympics, on June 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan

The Long and Winding Road to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

There is a strong headwind against the Olympics in the lead-up to the opening ceremony, but the dissatisfaction among the Japanese public can change quickly, says Japan Program Director Kiyoteru Tsutsui.
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New Tool for Addressing Asia's Diabetes Epidemic

Asia Health Policy Program Director Karen Eggleston and colleagues developed a validated model for predicting lifetime health outcomes of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in East Asian populations.
An Island that lies inside Taiwan's territory is seen with the Chinese city of Xiamen in the background.

The Taiwan Temptation: Why Beijing Might Resort to Force

Xi may believe he can regain control of Taiwan without jeopardizing his Chinese dream, and it would be difficult for the United States to alter China’s calculus, writes Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro in Foreign Affairs magazine.

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About Us

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) is dedicated to the study of critical issues affecting the countries of Asia and their regional and global relations. Our scholar community is comprised of distinguished academics and practitioners in government, business, and civil society. Through policy-relevant research, publications, education, public programs, and international collaborations, we address pressing challenges in a world in which Asia plays an increasingly central role.


What We Do

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Pursue and publish interdisciplinary, social science-oriented scholarship from regional and global perspectives on issues of vital importance to the economies, foreign affairs, health, politics, and societal transitions of the Asia-Pacific.

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Support the next generation of Asia experts by offering fellowship and training opportunities to academics and practitioners, teaching Stanford courses, and bringing Asia-Pacific topics into high school and community college classrooms.

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Policy & Outreach

Illuminate Asia-Pacific-focused, policy-relevant problems and solutions and strengthen cooperation between counterparts in the United States and Asia by providing expert analysis, thought leadership, and constructive interaction.