Culture

Scholarly Publications

Being in North Korea

August 2020

**See our dedicated book page for more information about the book, including praise, reviews, and author commentary.**In 2010, while working on a PhD in South Korea, Andray Abrahamian visited the...

Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age

July 2020

Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age explores one major manuscript repository’s digital presence and poses timely questions about studying books from a temporal and spatial distance via the...

Leaving the Enclave: Historical Evidence on Immigrant Mobility from the Industrial Removal Office

June 2020

We study a program that funded 39,000 Jewish households in New York City to leave enclave neighborhoods circa 1910.

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

Student Documentary Celebrates Transnational Brain Linkages

September 2020

‘Brain Bridges,’ a documentary produced by senior Dexter Sterling Simpson, illustrates the positive gains of global talent flows.

A New Look at Cinema in Southeast Asia from Former LKC Fellow Gerald Sim

August 2020

Gerald Sim, a former Lee Kong Chian Fellow with the Southeast Asia Program, explores how Southeast Asian identities, histories, and cultures are portrayed in film in a new book, ‘Postcolonial Hangups...

Self-inflicted wounds: The Church and dissipation of Christianity in Europe

August 2020

Christianity in Europe is fading. A vague and symbolic identity is replacing belief in God, belonging to denominations, and attendance at religious services. Olivier Roy documents these changes in Is...

Events

SPICE Webinar: “Angel Island Immigration Station: The Hidden History”

August 19, 2020

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/ou4OpF-8j-g   Connie will speak about how the Chinese detention barracks on Angel Island were saved from demolition in the 1970s, opening the door to the hidden...

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

May 16, 2020

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/FLKbADCk1o8 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.

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...

Mexican Revolution and Nation-Building

October 2017

Over the course of a week-long workshop for K–12 educators conducted by the Center for Latin American Studies, historians from one of Mexico’s leading universities, El Colegio de México, joined U.S.

People

2011May20KohrmanMatthewWEB Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB Senior Fellow, SIEPR
110501 7227rb Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
yao wu headshot Yao Wu SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, June-September 2015
renren yang Renren Yang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, August - November 2016
rhines headshot 2 Allison Rhines SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Fall 2014
gary zhao headshot Gary Zhao SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2015-March 2016
yu chuan chen headshot Yu-chuan Chen SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2016 - January 2017
laura xie headshot Laura Xie SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, November-December 2014
tricia owlett headshot Tricia Owlett SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, February-June 2016
Portrait of Jeffrey Weng Jeffrey Weng Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-21
najung kim headshot Najung Kim SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, September-December 2014