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Gi-Wook Shin, PhD

Director, Shorenstein APARC; Director, Korean Studies Program; Tong Yang, Korea Foundation, and Korea Stanford Alumni Chair of Korean Studies; Professor of Sociology; and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

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June 25th, 2014

Fukushima: Japan’s political leadership helped save country from worst-case disaster, Stanford researcher says

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, Japan Studies Program News

Kenji Kushida, the Takahashi Research Associate in Japanese Studies at FSI’s Shorenstein APARC, argues Japan’s political leadership under Prime Minister Naoto Kan and the Democratic Party of Japan was beneficial, giving direction at a critical time, and when the government lacked capacity and systems of emergency planning. Read more »



May 28th, 2014

Stanford scholars publish wide array of literature on contemporary Asia

Shorenstein APARC News

FSI's Shorenstein APARC faculty and scholars have published a variety of publications in early 2014, covering topics from the Japanese fiscal condition to disability policy in North Korea. Read more »



May 27th, 2014

Stanford fellow to serve as chargé d’affaires at US Embassy New Delhi

Shorenstein APARC, KSP News

Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, the Koret Fellow at FSI's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, has been named the chargé d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy New Delhi. She was asked to step in to replace retiring Ambassador Nancy Powell, with the formation of a new government under Narendra Modi. Read more »



May 8th, 2014

Shorenstein APARC convenes Track II dialogue on wartime history issues in Asia

Shorenstein APARC Press Release

Shorenstein APARC will host a closed-door dialogue on wartime historical memory on May 11-13, co-sponsored by the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat. Participants include scholars from China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States, along with Stanford scholars. +PDF+ 2 transcripts available
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April 23rd, 2014

Tides of nationalism rise in Asia, Stanford scholars offer historical lens

Shorenstein APARC News

Experts at FSI's Shorenstein APARC offer insight on the growing tensions across Northeast Asia, exploring the connection to historical memories of World War II in a multi-year comparative study. Scholars also provided recent commentary through various media interviews. Read more »




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'Seductive' China to strain Seoul's US ties
"I think South Korea is already stuck in this strategic dilemma," said Shin Gi-wook, director of the Walter H Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. He foresees that the challenge Seoul faces in the coming years will remain ...
May 11, 2011 in Asia Times Online