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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.

News

SCPKU holds forum on China's urbanization challenges

September 2017

 The Stanford Center at Peking University on August 26 hosted a forum, “Challenges in the Process of China’s Urbanization,” which included the launch of a book of the same name and a panel...

In Beijing, experts examine China's rise and the changing global order

June 2016

On the heels of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, scholars, members of think tanks and former U.S.

SCPKU faculty fellow focuses on consumer motivation

April 2015

Lili Li, Program Coordinator at the Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU), spoke with SCPKU Faculty Fellow and Graduate School of Business Assistant Professor Szu-Chi Huang about her...

Events

The Third Annual Forum on China’s Primary Healthcare Reform and Community Medical Services

June 12, 2017

The 2017 Forum will feature a luncheon keynote address on “Primary Care in the Netherlands: Lessons for China” by Jeroen N.

China’s Invisible Crisis: Cognitive Delays among Rural Toddlers and the Absence of Modern Parenting

May 23, 2017

A growing body of evidence suggests that China’s schooling system, as it stands today, is unable to produce the high-skilled labor that will be needed if the nation is to avoid the middle-income...

No Pain, No Gain: China Female Entrepreneurs and Their Stories

February 22, 2017

About the Event“No Pain, No Gain” is a periodic event that will highlight China-based entrepreneurs with roots at Stanford University.

People

Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Gary Zhao SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2015-March 2016
Tricia Owlett SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, February-June 2016
Wesley B. Chaney SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, June 2013 - March 2014