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Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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

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2022 Shorenstein Journalism Award winner Emily Feng and panelists Louisa Lim and Jennifer Pan

Join Us: Shorenstein Journalism Award Honors NPR's Emily Feng

Oct 11, 5 pm PT | Feng, our 2022 award recipient and NPR's Beijing correspondent, will discuss reporters' challenges in covering China, with panelists Louisa Lim and Jennifer Pan.
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APARC Invites Fall 2023 Asia Studies Fellowship Applications

We offer multiple postdoctoral fellowships and visiting scholar positions in contemporary Japan, Southeast Asia, and Asia broadly defined, and with our new policy lab.
3D mockup cover of the APARC volume 'South Korea's Democracy in Crisis'

New Book Examines the Threats to Korean Democracy

'South Korea's Democracy in Crisis' gathers scholars from the US and Korea to examine the roles of illiberalism, populism, and polarization in the country's democratic decline.

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Recent Videos

Negotiating Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Asia | Spring 2022 Webinar Series

Negotiating Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Asia | Spring 2022 Webinar Series

Myanmar’s Future: What Should Be Done? | Nyantha Maw Lin & Scot Marciel

Myanmar’s Future: What Should Be Done? | Nyantha Maw Lin & Scot Marciel

Japan’s Foreign Policy after the Russian Invasion of Ukraine | Yoko Iwama & Hiroyuki Akita

Japan’s Foreign Policy after the Russian Invasion of Ukraine | Yoko Iwama & Hiroyuki Akita

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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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Research

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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Education

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.