Culture

Scholarly Publications

Legitimacy in the ‘secular church’ of the United Nations

February 2020

This article argues that how the United Nations (UN) conceptualizes legitimacy is not only a matter of legalism or power politics.

Heidegger Never Got Beyond Facticity

December 2019

(1) The “thing itself” of Heidegger’s thinking was Ereignis. (2) But Ereignis is a reinscription of what Being and Time had called thrownness or facticity.

The Legacy of Colonial Language Policies and Their Impact on Student Learning: Evidence from an Experimental Program in Cameroon

September 2019

The relative educational returns on colonial versus indigenous language instruction in sub-Saharan countries have yet to be decisively estimated.

Other Publications

Future Visions: Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Studies in North America

December 2018

On November 1-2, 2018, the two-day conference "Future Visions: Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Studies in North America" was convened by Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program to examine the...

Beyond Engaged Literature: Samir El-Youssef's The Illusion of Return

December 2017

A feature of contemporary politics is the tendency to focus primarily onnarratives , as if the story lines were more important than the events.

 The Illusions of Disillusion

June 2017

 Three-quarters of 1 percent: that was the vote tally
 that Jean-Marie Le Pen managed to eke out the first time he ran for the presidency of France in the early 1970s.

News

SPICE Releases New Lesson Plans for PBS Documentary “The Chinese Exclusion Act”

April 2020

During this time of intense public debate on immigration, SPICE has partnered with PBS and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) to encourage teachers to share the American Experience film,...

APARC Names 2020-21 Postdoctoral Fellows

February 2020

APARC is pleased to announce that two young scholars, Jeffrey Weng and Nhu Truong, have been selected as our 2020-21 Shorenstein postdoctoral fellows on contemporary Asia. They will begin their...

SPICE Webinar: Culturally and Experientially Responsive Pedagogy

January 2020

This webinar was made possible through the Freeman Foundation’s support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and...

Events

SPICE Webinar: “Visualizing the Essential: Mexicans in the U.S. Agricultural Workforce”

May 16, 2020

During multiple periods of economic crises, the U.S. economy has depended on Mexican labor.

Lebanon’s Uprising in A Time of Crises

May 13, 2020

ABSTRACTThis talk examines the multiple crises manifesting in Lebanon today and their impact on the fate of the uprising that began in October 2019.

APARC International Potluck Day

February 7, 2020

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center cordially invites its faculty, scholars, staff, affiliates, and their families to join APARC's first International Potluck Day!

Projects

Teaching Resources on Japan

To promote a deeper understanding of Japanese culture, history, contemporary issues, and U.S.–Japan relations, we recommend the following diverse set of teaching resources and curriculum tools to...
English

The Contemporary

This project examines the  “contemporary” with a focus on defining moments such as: 1945, 1973, 1989, and 2001.
English

Immigration and Integration Project

Two premises motivate the “Immigration and Integration” project that is able to get off the ground with seed money from the FSI Policy Implementation Lab.
English

Multimedia

The World Heritage Bluff: Comparing Vienna’s historic city center with Ephesos

May 2019

Comparing Vienna’s historic city center with Ephesos, Sabine Ladstätter discusses how a consciousness for cultural heritage, apart from touristic-economic incentives and beyond national (in many cases regional) borders, can be created.Sabine...

A Conversation with the Author of "Superficial Korea"

October 2017

Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Language and Cultures at Stanford University, leads a discussion of Superficial Korea, a book by Gi-Wook Shin, professor of sociology and Shorenstein APARC director, which was recently published in...

Enduring Perceptions of Mexico

October 2017

Juanita Darling, Director of the Latin American Studies Minor at San Francisco State University, discusses enduring perceptions of Mexicans that began during the time of the Mexican Revolution.A free classroom-friendly discussion guide for this...

People

Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Richard Saller Professor, Classics and History
Yao Wu SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, June-September 2015
Renren Yang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, August - November 2016
Allison Rhines SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Fall 2014
Gary Zhao SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2015-March 2016
Yu-chuan Chen SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2016 - January 2017
Laura Xie SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, November-December 2014
Tricia Owlett SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, February-June 2016
Najung Kim SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, September-December 2014