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Scholarly Publications

1919 in Korea: National Resistance and Contending Legacies

May 2019

The year 2019 is the centennial of several anti-colonialist movements that emerged in Asia, including the March First Movement of Korea, the first nationwide political protest in Korea under...

Repetition, Recurrence, Returns: How Cultural Renewal Works (Transforming Literary Studies)

April 2019

Repetition is constitutive of human life. Both the species and the individual develop through repetition.

Sensory Reflections: Traces of Experience in Medieval Artifacts

January 2019

This volume draws on emerging scholarship at the intersection of two already vibrant fields: medieval material culture and medieval sensory experience.

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

High School Teachers Convene at Stanford University for SPICE Summer Institute

July 2019

Last week, 23 educators from across North America gathered at Stanford University for the 2019 East Asia Summer Institute for High School Teachers, a teacher professional development seminar...

The Largest Cohort of High School Students Successfully Completes the SKSP Online Course on Korea at Stanford

July 2019

This year, the Sejong Korean Scholars Program (SKSP) concluded its sixth year with its largest cohort of 22 students from across the United States.

Seasons Of The RSP: An Online Teacher's Reflection on Teaching About Japan

June 2019

Since joining SPICE in 2005, my annual calendar has revolved around not spring flowers, caterpillars dangling from trees, and falling leaves around the beautiful Stanford campus, but the schedule...

Events

Mass Media and Cultural Homogenization: Broadcasting the American Dream on the Radio

October 8, 2019

 Part of the Economic History Seminar Series, co-sponsored by The Europe Center.

The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World

September 9, 2019

DAY 1: Friday October 11 8:30 – 9:00am         Breakfast 9:00 – 9:15am         Introductory Remarks 9:15 – 11:15am       Panel 1: The Boundaries of Authoritarianism post-Arab UprisingsAmr Hamzawy,...

SGS Summer Film Festival: Kon-Tiki (Norway, 2012)

June 3, 2019

(Note the new location this year.

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...

Legacies of the Mexican Revolution

October 2017

Aurora Gómez-Galvarriato, Professor at Centro de Estudios Históricos (CEH), Colegio de México, discusses the legacies of the Mexican Revolution.A free classroom-friendly discussion guide for this video is available for download below.

People

Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Richard Saller Professor, Classics and History
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
Hangping Xu SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, September-November 2015
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