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Scholarly Publications

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.

Let There Be Enlightenment: The Religious and Mystical Sources of Rationality

August 2018

According to most scholars, the Enlightenment was a rational awakening, a radical break from a past dominated by religion and superstition. But in Let There Be Enlightenment, Anton M.

Mirrors for Princes and Sultans: Advice on the Art of Governance in the Medieval Christian and Islamic Worlds

August 2018

When did European modes of political thought diverge from those that existed in other world regions?

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

Opinion: Next Korea, Next Generation

January 2019

Researchers in the Korea Program regularly contribute to Korean media on the Korean affairs ranging from education and economics to politics and North Korea nuclear issues.

Gi-Wook Shin Appointed William J. Perry Professor of Contemporary Korea

December 2018

Stanford Korean studies expert Gi-Wook Shin has been named the William J.

Culture of Extreme Studying Leaves Young South Koreans Ill Prepared for Real Life

November 2018

 Gi-Wook Shin, director of APARC, was quoted in South China Morning Post.

Events

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

January 29, 2019

While Ephesos was inscribed in the UNESCO world heritage list in 2015, Vienna is in danger of losing the title because of building projects in the city center.

(Dis)figuring War: Literature and the Arts, 1918-2018 (Day 2)

November 8, 2018

At 11am on November 11, 1918, the armistice that effectively ended the First World War was signed.

(Dis)figuring War: Literature and the Arts, 1918-2018 (Day 1)

November 8, 2018

At 11am on November 11, 1918, the armistice that effectively ended the First World War was signed.

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...
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The Contemporary

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

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...

Global Connections of the Mexican Revolution

October 2017

Graciela Márquez Colín, Professor at Centro de Estudios Históricos (CEH), Colegio de México, discusses the global connections that existed during the Mexican Revolution.A free classroom-friendly discussion guide for this video is available for...

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
Richard Saller Professor, Classics and History
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
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
Renren Yang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, August - November 2016
Laura Xie SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, November-December 2014
Tricia Owlett SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, February-June 2016
Yu-chuan Chen SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2016 - January 2017