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April 15th, 2014

3rd Annual Korean Studies Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies

KSP Announcement

The Korean Studies Program Prize for Writing in Korean studies recognizes and rewards outstanding examples of writing in an essay, term paper, or thesis produced during the current academic year in any discipline within the area of Korean Studies, broadly defined. This competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The prize will be awarded at a special ceremony in the fall, and the winning essays will be published in the Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs. The first place winner will receive a certificate, a copy of the Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs, and $1,000; Honorable mention winner(s) will receive a certificate and a copy of the Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs. Read more »

April 11th, 2014

Shorenstein APARC announces 2014-15 postdoctoral fellows


Shorenstein APARC is pleased to welcome three exceptional postdoctoral fellows this autumn, researching a variety of topics on contemporary Asia, including epidemiological trends of diabetes in Vietnam, China's state-owned enterprises, and political governance in Vietnam. Read more »

April 10th, 2014

History Wars in Northeast Asia

Op-ed: Foreign Affairs on April 10, 2014

Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin and associate director for research Daniel C. Sneider argue the United States needs to tackle the wartime history issue as U.S. president Barack Obama heads to the Asia-Pacific. The full article is featured in Foreign Affairs. Read more »

April 9th, 2014

Ezra Vogel says disputes over wartime history are key factor behind Northeast Asia friction

Harvard's Ezra Vogel, renowned scholar of China and Japan, delivered the final lecture in a seminar series focused on a Sino-Japanese rivalry at Shorenstein APARC. He addressed how the two countries have been impacted by disputes over wartime history, saying there must be "some resolution of the history issue" for any long-term solution to transpire. Read more »

April 7th, 2014

Karen Eggleston provides testimony to U.S.-China Commission on China’s healthcare sector


Karen Eggleston presented to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China’s healthcare sector on April 3. Eggleston responded to several questions about China's health status and health system performace based on her research. Her testimony covered the changing nature of disease, demographics, market for pharmaceuticals and economic change in China. +PDF+
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April 4th, 2014

Nationalism clouds WWII memories in Asia, says Stanford scholar

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford News

In a new co-edited volume, Gi-Wook Shin and Daniel Sneider of FSI’s Shorenstein APARC and Daniel Chirot of the University of Washington compare the historical legacy of the Second World War in the Asian and European theaters. They provide unique, timely insight on the lasting influence of that wartime period, exploring the depth of its effects on contemporary attitudes and geopolitics.

April 2nd, 2014

Realistic Approach to Attain ‘Unification Bonanza’

KSP News

South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye generated public attention through a recent statement that emphasized the benefits of Korean unification, saying it would bring a “bonanza” to the region and its partners. Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin suggests “serious debate” and a “creative and feasible unification strategy” are necessary to move forward with that national goal. Read more »

March 28th, 2014

Faculty Spotlight: Donald K. Emmerson


Donald K. Emmerson reflects on his 15 years at Stanford and speaks about his life and career beyond academia, highlighting his initial draw to Southeast Asia and penchant for the Socratic discourse. Read more »

Corporate affiliate explores financial systems, shares choral talents

Shorenstein APARC Corporate Affiliates News

Kenji Yanada, a visiting fellow in Shorenstein APARC’s Corporate Affiliates Program, has pursued a wide breadth of interests while at Stanford this year. He is a member of Stanford’s Symphonic Chorus and is researching international financial regulation. Yanada will present his research and perform with the choir again this spring. Read more »

March 27th, 2014

Stanford economist warns of Japanese fiscal crisis

FSI Stanford, Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program News

Takeo Hoshi, a senior fellow at FSI in residence at Shorenstein APARC, analyzes Japan’s fiscal condition and develops future tax and budget-tightening alternatives in a new journal article. He argues Japan’s situation is not sustainable, suggesting fiscal reform is necessary in order to maintain current living standards and public services. Read more »

March 26th, 2014

Who is East Asia’s Voldemort?

Japan Studies Program Op-ed: AlJazeera America on March 26, 2014

Recent public opinion polls in China and Japan expose a “striking degree of hostility,” highlighting a clash in narratives between the two countries. Phillip Lipscy says in an op-ed in AlJazeera America that Japan’s conservatives are “misguided in seeking to reinvigorate their country by revising history,” and instead should rally the country “around dreams of the future.” Read more »

March 25th, 2014

Stanford fellow addresses burden of cervical cancer in Mongolia

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, AHPP News

Mongolia has one of the highest incidence rates of cervical cancer in Eastern Asia due in part to barriers to knowledge and access to services. Gynecological oncologist and Shorenstein APARC fellow Gendengarjaa Baigalimaa talks about her research evaluating a new national screening and vaccination program aimed to mitigate the disease. +PDF+ 2 presentations available
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March 22nd, 2014

Michelle Obama promotes study abroad during speech at Stanford center in Beijing

CISAC, CDDRL, FSE, FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR, The Europe Center, Shorenstein APARC, REAP, SCPKU, SCP News

Speaking at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing on Saturday, Michelle Obama said study abroad allows students to realize that countries all have a stake in each other's success. Following her remarks, she held a conversation with students on the Stanford campus via a high-tech videoconference. +VIDEO+
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March 20th, 2014

Long-time aid worker evaluates disability policy in North Korea

Shorenstein APARC, CISAC, KSP News

Katharina Zellweger, visiting scholar at CISAC and former Pantech Fellow at Shorenstein APARC, produces a new working paper on disability policy in the DPKR, leveraging experiences from her 20-year career in humanitarian aid there. She attempts to provide an informed, balanced view of what it means to live with disabilities in a changing North Korea. +PDF+
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March 17th, 2014

Eyes on Crimea, China makes its move

SEAF Op-ed: Asia Times Online on March 17, 2014

As the world is distracted by events in Crimea and the missing Malaysian jet, Donald Emmerson says that China could hardly have chosen a better time to blockade Phillipine ships and extend its hold over disputed territories. He argues that China is reinforcing its two-track approach: hosting futile discussions in ASEAN, while simultaneously, changing conditions in the South China Sea.

March 11th, 2014

Burmese journalist critically examines Myanmar’s reforms, receives award at Stanford

Aung Zaw, founding editor of The Irrawaddy newsmagazine, received the 2013 Shorenstein Journalism Award on March 6 and joined a panel of experts to consider Myanmar’s democratic transition. +PDF+ transcript available
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March 7th, 2014

FSI Implementation Lab puts focus on international policy in practice

FSI Stanford, Shorenstein APARC, CDDRL, CHP/PCOR, CISAC, FSE, The Europe Center, Governance Project, PESD, Program on Poverty and Governance, REAP, SPICE News

The International Policy Implementation Lab will bolster research, teaching and long-term engagement with urgent problems around the world. The lab, which is being supported in part with an initial $2 million gift from two anonymous donors, launches by supporting six projects led by Stanford faculty. Another round of funding will be available later this year. Read more »

February 27th, 2014

Faculty Spotlight: Masahiko Aoki

Japan Studies Program Q&A

Masahiko Aoki reflects on his 40 years at Stanford and speaks about the stimulating and collaborate environment at Shorenstein APARC and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Read more »

February 25th, 2014

At Stanford, IMF chief discusses promise, risk of global economy

CISAC, CDDRL, FSE, FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR, The Europe Center, Shorenstein APARC News

Christine Lagarde says she is optimistic that the world’s economic leaders are committed to taking the steps that will guard against another large-scale financial collapse. But she’s worried that unless more sustainable jobs are created, economic disparities will increase. Read more »

February 21st, 2014

Syncretism: The Politics of Economic Restructuring and System Reform in Japan

Japan Studies Program Announcement

A new book from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, coedited by Kenji E. Kushida, Kay Shimizu, and Jean C. Oi is now available. Read more »

Former Asia health fellow details new approach to understanding obesity in Cambodia


Siyan Yi, a former fellow in the Asia Health Policy Program, co-publishes research that puts forth a new way of understanding an individual's elevated risk toward non-communicable diseases in Cambodia. +PDF+
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February 20th, 2014

Stanford dialogue brings momentum to global energy conversation

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, Japan Studies Program, PESD News

Inaugural conference hosted by Shorenstein APARC's Japan Program brings cross-sector experts together to discuss energy challenges and opportunities as the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster nears. +PDF+ conference agenda available
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February 13th, 2014

Career diplomat reflects, emphasizes complexity of statecraft

Stephen Bosworth, a visiting lecturer at FSI in residence at Shorenstein APARC, discusses his career in the U.S. Foreign Service and highlights lessons learned from his years of diverse diplomatic engagement. +AUDIO+ Audio transcript available +PDF+ transcript available
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February 11th, 2014

Scholars highlight Sino-Japanese security dynamics, defense infrastructure

SCP News

The East China Sea has developed into an area of tension, driven by the larger strategic rivalry between China and Japan. Andrew Erickson and Richard Bush explored these dynamics through recent lectures that are part of two seminar series at Shorenstein APARC this quarter. Read more »

February 10th, 2014

Eikenberry: Are China and Japan heading toward conflict?

China’s declaration of the ADIZ and territorial disputes in the coastal seas of East Asia have led to growing tensions. Karl Eikenberry recently joined an expert panel at the Council on Foreign Relations to consider the regional dynamics, their impact on U.S. interests, and recommendations for preventing a crisis and how to react if prevention measures are unsuccessful.

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Stanford scholars discuss Asia-Pacific policy during Obama's second term
Fresh off his re-election victory, Barack Obama – the "Pacific President" – will become the first president to visit Myanmar and Cambodia when he travels to the Southeast Asian countries this month. The trip highlights the region's importance to the United States and signals that Obama's second term will significantly focus on Asian trade, security and governance issues.
Mention of Sarah Bhatia in Stanford Report on November 16, 2012

FSI fellow addresses China education gap
While 80 percent of urban Chinese students have Internet access, only two percent of their rural counterparts have the same privileges. Rozelle argues that the vast gap could result in a “lost generation” of children from rural backgrounds denied the skills to work in a modern economy, derailing China’s rapid economic growth.
Mention of Scott Rozelle in The Stanford Daily on April 3, 2012

Global Insider: Resource-Hungry South Korea Turns to Green Diplomacy
In an email interview, Jae-Seung Lee, a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Korea Studies Program and a professor at Korea University, discussed South Korea's energy security. WPR: What is the breakdown of South Korea's energy consumption, ...
Mention of Jae-Seung Lee in World Politics Review (subscription required) on March 14, 2012

The Way China Copes With Its Economic Challenges Will Have an Impact on Us All
Thomas Fingar: "For the past two decades China has been a poster child of successful globalization, integrating with the world and in the process lifting millions of citizens out of poverty. But China’s integration into the world economy and global trends drive and constrain Beijing’s ability to manage growing social, economic and political challenges."
Mention of Thomas Fingar in Jakarta Globe on January 19, 2012

Former aid official says N. Korean children suffer from poor diet
Katharina Zellweger, who led the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development in Pyongyang for five years until September, said North Korean children need a balanced diet, though the public rationing system has been very up and down.
Mention of Katharina Zellweger in Yonhap News on December 1, 2011

Better school lunches – in China
In a series of studies, economist Scott Rozelle’s research team found that nearly 40 percent of Chinese primary-school children suffered iron-deficiency anemia. After assessing Rozelle’s work, the Chinese government has pledged to make elementary and middle-school lunches more nutritious.
Mention of Scott Rozelle in Scope (blog) on November 23, 2011

America pivots toward ASEAN
Don Emmerson: "To the sounds of a gamelan orchestra, white-dressed Balinese pay ritual homage to Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge and learning. The timing is apt as over a thousand journalists and others try to ...
Mention of Donald Emmerson in Asia Times Online on November 22, 2011

US, China role play for ASEAN
Don Emmerson: "Southeast Asian policymakers looking north to the Asian mainland and east across the Pacific Ocean see two major, different, and complementary assets to their region: China's biggest-in-the-world economy and America's best-in-the-world military."
Mention of Donald Emmerson in Asia Times Online on November 18, 2011

US Assisted Living Model To Be Tried In China
LUNA: Karen Eggleston is a health economist and director of the Asia Health Program at Stanford University. She says other Asian countries, like Japan and South Korea, have grappled with these issues. But this is new for China, so there is a burgeoning ...
Mention of Karen Eggleston in NPR on October 11, 2011

Japan in a Post 3/11 World
Daniel Sneider: After a triple crisis, Japan’s politics are in gridlock over nuclear power
Mention of Daniel Sneider in Asia Sentinel on October 7, 2011

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