Society

Society

FSI researchers work to understand continuity and change in societies as they confront their problems and opportunities. This includes the implications of migration and human trafficking. What happens to a society when young girls exit the sex trade? How do groups moving between locations impact societies, economies, self-identity and citizenship? What are the ethnic challenges faced by an increasingly diverse European Union? From a policy perspective, scholars also work to investigate the consequences of security-related measures for society and its values.

The Europe Center reflects much of FSI’s agenda of investigating societies, serving as a forum for experts to research the cultures, religions and people of Europe. The Center sponsors several seminars and lectures, as well as visiting scholars.

Societal research also addresses issues of demography and aging, such as the social and economic challenges of providing health care for an aging population. How do older adults make decisions, and what societal tools need to be in place to ensure the resulting decisions are well-informed? FSI regularly brings in international scholars to look at these issues. They discuss how adults care for their older parents in rural China as well as the economic aspects of aging populations in China and India.

Scholarly Publications

The Shang Dynasty, 1600 to 1050 BCE

October 2007

The Shang Dynasty marked the middle of China’s Bronze Age and was a dynasty that made great contributions to Chinese civilization.

Arts of the Silk Road

October 2007

The travel of artistic motifs, styles, and techniques along the Silk Road is closely bound up with the larger context of the travel of beliefs, ideas, and technology.

Introduction to Buddhism

October 2007

Buddhism, one of the major world religions, began in India around thesixth century B.C.E.

News

SPICE and documentary filmmaker team up to teach students about Afghanistan

September 2005

SPICE and Documentary Filmmaker Team Up to Teach Students about Afghanistan

Reischauer Scholars Honored at Stanford

September 2007

On August 17, 2007, SPICE held an awards ceremony to honor two of the top scholars of its Reischauer Scholars Program, a distance learning course on Japan and U.S.-Japan relations for high school...

SPICE wins Buchanan Prize for fourth time

May 2008

On April 4 SPICE formally received the 2008 Franklin Buchanan Prize at the Association for Asian Studies conference in Atlanta.

Events

Examining Long-Term Radiation Effects

April 4, 2009

On April 4, 2009, SPICE co-sponsored a high school teachers' workshop with Stanford's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) and the National Consortium for Teaching about...

Pearl Harbor Memory: Survivor Reflections

July 27, 2009

"Pearl Harbor Memory: Survivor Reflections" was a panel presentation that took place during a "Pearl Harbor: History, Memory, Memorial" summer institute that was sponsored by the AsiaPacificEd...

Japanese American Experiences of World War II

November 18, 2011

SPICE is co-sponsoring a panel discussion, "Commemorating 70 Years Since Executive Order 9066: 1942-2012," at Stanford University.

Projects

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary Teachers was established at the Korean Studies Program in 2012 with the generous support of Hana Financial Group.
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Teaching Resources on China

China is a rising global power with a rich culture and history, yet it is not generally well understood by outsiders.
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Teaching Resources on Korea

To promote a deeper understanding of Korean culture, history, and contemporary issues, we recommend the following diverse set of teaching resources and curriculum tools to bring Korea to life in K...
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Multimedia

North Korea: A Personal Journey

December 2013

North Korea remains one of the most misrepresented countries in the United States. The problem is twofold.

Japan's Geological Factors

March 2012

Video of Japan's Geological Factors - An Interpretive History of Japan, Lesson 1 In this lecture, Professor Okimoto discusses how Japan’s geography and geological factors have influenced its economics, society, and culture.

Japan's Distinctive History

March 2012

Video of Japan's Distinctive History - An Interpretive History of Japan, Lesson 2 In this lecture, Professor Okimoto explores distinctive and unique aspects of Japan’s history.

People

IshimatsuHeadshot Sabrina Ishimatsu Sales Manager, Event Coordinator, Instructor, Stanford e-Takatsuki
jonas edman Jonas Edman Instructor and Manager, Sejong Korea Scholars Program, Instructional Designer
Dr. HyoJung Jang HyoJung Jang Instructor, Sejong Korea Scholars Program
Carey Moncaster Carey Moncaster Instructor, Stanford e-China
naomi funahashi Naomi Funahashi Manager, Reischauer Scholars Program and Teacher Professional Development
rylan sekiguchi Rylan Sekiguchi Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design, Instructor, Stanford e-Hiroshima
Kasumi Yamashita Kasumi Yamashita Instructor, Stanford e-Oita
Lamb Stefanie Stefanie Orrick Lamb Curriculum Consultant
Waka Takahashi Brown Waka Takahashi Brown Instructor and Manager, Stanford e-Japan