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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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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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A New Framework for Deciphering Chinese Intentions

Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro outlines principles to allow for a nuanced, data-driven understanding of Beijing's intentions and their implications for the U.S.-led world order.
Kari Bingen discusses Indian national security

Setting Forth a New Agenda for Indian Competitiveness

Our South Asia Initiative's inaugural conference convened experts across sectors to examine the role of emerging technologies in India’s national security and U.S.-India cooperation.

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The Politics of Gender Equality in South Korea | Young-Im Lee and Min Hee Go

The Politics of Gender Equality in South Korea | Young-Im Lee and Min Hee Go

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 in the Aftermath of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Japan’s Foreign Policy in the Aftermath of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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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.