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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

Q&As / July 22, 2021
While public support in Japan has been lackluster for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the mood may change once the games start – provided no major public health incidents and other unfortunate...
Portrait of Radhika Jain with text congratulating her on winning the inaugural Adam Wagstaff award

Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow Radhika Jain Wins Prestigious Health Economics Award

News / July 14, 2021
Jain is the recipient of the inaugural Adam Wagstaff Award for Outstanding Research on the Economics of Healthcare Financing and Delivery in Low- and middle-Income Countries. Her award-winning paper...
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A New Validated Tool Helps Predict Lifetime Health Outcomes for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Chinese Populations

News / July 13, 2021
A researcher team, including APARC's Karen Eggleston, developed a new simulation model that supports the economic evaluation of policy guidelines and clinical treatment pathways to tackle...
A parent holds a child waiting to be given an infusion at an area hospital in China.

In China, Better Financial Coverage Increases Health Care Access and Utilization

News / July 6, 2021
Research evidence from China’s Tongxiang county by Karen Eggleston and colleagues indicates that enhanced financial coverage for catastrophic medical expenditures increased health care access and...
Two women standing in a street in Rajasthan, India

Why Insurance Alone May Not Improve Women's Access To Healthcare

News / July 5, 2021
A new study of the Rajasthan government's Bhamashah health insurance program for poor households has found that just providing health insurance cover doesn't reduce gender inequality in...
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.
Logo of the New South Wales Ministry of Health's podcast Future Health

Robotics and the Future of Work: Lessons from Nursing Homes in Japan

News / June 30, 2021
On the Future Health podcast, Karen Eggleston discusses the findings and implications of her collaborative research into the effects of robot adoption on staffing in Japanese nursing homes.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rides in a tank at Longewala in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 14 November 2020.

India, China, and the Quad’s Defining Test

Commentary / June 29, 2021
The Ladakh crisis between China and India seems to have settled into a stalemate, but its trajectory could again turn suddenly. If it flares into a limited conventional war, one of its incidental...
  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.
Haley Gordon awarded the tenth annual Korean Studies Writing Prize

Tenth Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize Awarded

News / June 22, 2021
Haley Gordon (MA '21, East Asian Studies) was awarded the 10th annual Korea Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies, for her paper "Nation-Being in North Korea: New Perspectives on...
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Navigating Chinese Investment, Trade, and Technology: The New Economy Conference

News / June 11, 2021
Ambassador Craig Allen, David Cheng, James Green, and Anja Manuel explore the role of Chinese economic activity in California in the context of the greater US-Chinese relationship.
A case holding lunar rock and debris collected from the Moon by China's space program that is part of a display at the National Museum of China is seen on March 2, 2021 in Beijing,

Chinese Space Ambition

Commentary / June 10, 2021
On the American Foreign Policy Council Space Strategy podcast, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro discusses how China views space and why the United States must not surrender global leadership in...
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What to Read This Summer — 2021: Book Recommendations by APARC Faculty

News / June 9, 2021
APARC faculty suggest dozens of books for your summer reading.
An Island that lies inside Taiwan's territory is seen with the Chinese city of Xiamen in the background.

The Taiwan Temptation

Commentary / June 4, 2021
Why Beijing Might Resort to Force
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...
Kurt Campbell and Laura Rosenberger speaking at the 2021 Oksenberg Conference

White House Top Asia Policy Officials Discuss U.S. China Strategy at APARC’s Oksenberg Conference

News / May 27, 2021
National Security Council’s Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell and Senior Director for China and Taiwan Laura Rosenberger describe the shifting U.S. strategic focus on Asia and the...
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...
Cover of "China's Gilded Age" by Yuen Yuen Ang

The Role of Corruption in China's Speedy, Risky Boom

News / May 21, 2021
Is corruption the reason behind China's booming economy? Professor Yuen Yuen Ang explains its role in China's massive economic growth.
Portrait of James Green, APARC's inaugural China Policy Fellow

APARC Names James Green Inaugural China Policy Fellow

News / May 18, 2021
A China expert with over two decades of experience in both the U.S. government and the private sector, Green will lead a research project to consider the policy implications for the United States of...
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...
President Biden and President Suga walk through the Rose Garden colonnade at the White House

China Looms Large, Despite a Strong US-Japan Alliance

Commentary / May 14, 2021
From Taiwan and the Senkaku Islands to economics, trade, and human rights issues in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, the U.S.-Japan alliance has plenty to tackle with its policies towards China.
Autonomous caregiver robot is holding a insulin syringe, giving it to an senior adult woman, concept ambient assisted living

The Unfolding Relationship Between Human Workers and Robots in an Aging World

News / May 7, 2021
On the Freakonomics Radio podcast, Karen Eggleston and Yong Suk Lee discuss their research into the effects of robots on staffing in Japanese nursing homes.
"Patterns of Impunity" by Robert King on a backgorund showing the flags of North Korea, South Korea, and the United States.

Why North Korean Human Rights Matter: Book Talk with Robert R. King

News / April 29, 2021
In his new book, "Patterns of Impunity," Ambassador King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights from 2009 to 2017, shines a spotlight on the North Korean human rights crisis...
A woman walks past a mural referring to the Covid-19 coronavirus painted on a wall on December 10, 2020 in New Delhi, India.

How COVID-19 Disproportionately Impacts People with Chronic Conditions in India

News / April 28, 2021
A collaborative study by a group of researchers including APARC’s Karen Eggleston documents the adverse effects of COVID-19 on people with chronic conditions in India, particularly among poor, rural...
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When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

News / April 28, 2021
Professor Erin Baggot Carter tells us how autocratic lobbying affects political outcomes and media coverage in democracies.

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