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Scholarly Publications

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?

Projecting Nature: Agostino Scilla’s Seventeenth-Century Fossil Drawings

August 2018

In 1670 the Sicilian painter Agostino Scilla (1629–1700) devised an entirely new way of depicting fossils when he wrote and illustrated his Vain Speculation Undeceived by Sense (1670–1671), which...

Other Publications

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.

The Perils of a Masculine Upbringing: Pinocchio from Carlo Collodi to Walt Disney

June 2016

In 1937, the first full-length animated film produced by Walt Disney was released.

News

Opinion: Next Korea, Next Generation

September 2018

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.

Stanford scholars discuss the benefits and risks of using talking software to address mental health

July 2018

Interacting with a machine may seem like a strange and impersonal way to seek mental health care, but advances in technology and artificial intelligence are making that type of engagement more and...

Applications for Travel Awards: Conference on Future Visions in Korean Studies

June 2018

The Korea Program invites junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to apply for travel awards to attend an upcoming two-day conference organized by the Korea Program at Stanford...

Events

The Demise of the Islamist Utopia: What’s Next?

October 10, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTIslamist movements have dominated popular discussions of opposition and change within Arab politics for the past three...

Conversation with Choi Si-won: K-Pop Super Junior

October 5, 2018

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Translating Cultures: Multilingualism and Identity in the Medieval and Early Modern World -- Stanford CMEMS Primary Source Symposium (Day 1 of 2)

October 4, 2018

Annual Stanford Primary Source Symposium For further information, including the speakers and talk titles, please visit https://cmems.stanford.edu/primary-source-symposium Co-sponsored by the Europe...

Projects

Teaching Resources on Japan

Japan
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

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.

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

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
Yu-chuan Chen SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2016 - January 2017
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