Author: Katrina Crosby

CHINA UNDRESSING: WHY SUCH OUTRAGE OVER A SIMPLE GORGEOUS CHEONGSAM?

KATRINA CROSBY WRITES – What is the line between cultural appropriation and culture appreciation? This question continues to pop up in today’s world. The most recent controversy involves an American girl posing for Prom … believe it or not. Keziah Daum, an 18-year-old from Utah with exceptional sartorial taste, purchased a dress from a vintage store in Salt Lake City for her upcoming Prom. Since snapping a few photos to share on Twitter, she has become the target of severe outrage these past few days. As shown in her picture, she wore a Chinese qipao, even though she herself...

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ASIAN AIRLINES: SUPERB SEVEN MAKE THE GLOBAL TOP TEN LIST

KATRINA CROSBY WRITES – We all know that choosing an airline can be stressful, and with so many to choose from, it is hard to know which would be the best pick. Fortunately, Trip Advisor just announced its list of Top 10 Airlines in the World, according to customer satisfaction. This list is to help make travel as painless as possible. On this list, there is no surprise that 7 out of the 10 airlines are of Asian descent. Landing in tenth place is an airline that we are all familiar with, Korean Air. With its mission to show...

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TAIWAN: AUTHOR GETS HIT WITH IDENTITY CRISIS!

KATRINA CROSBY WRITES – Can’t China just let Taiwan be Taiwan? In recent news, the issue of China and the island of Taiwan surfaced again, this time in the form of an acclaimed author’s nationality. Professor and author, Wu Ming-yi, is a Taiwanese writer whose novel, “The Stolen Bicycle,” was nominated for the Man Booker International Prize. This prestigious literary award is given out every two years to a living author who has published a fictional piece either in English or translated to English. This year, Wu was one out of the 13 nominees for 2018. Originally, he put...

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VIETNAM: TRAINING KINDNESS

KATRINA CROSBY WRITES – Lap sitting is often not allowed with adults, but two Vietnamese workers were able to get away with it on a Lunar New Year train in Taiwan. These two men stole the hearts of social media users as one of them willingly gave up his seat so that two children would not have to stand for the duration of the crowded train ride. The children belong to Taiwanese mother Ruian Wu, who reported that on the Tuesday of Lunar New Year she boarded a train in Taoyuan that was heading to Qidu District in Keelung....

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CHINA: FCCC CAUGHT RED-HANDED

KATRINA CROSBY WRITES – The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) has been under fire for the past few days and China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has only worsened the problem. To begin with, the FCCC released the results of its annual survey, and members were not impressed. 117 out of 218 of the club’s members participated in the survey this year, causing the results to resemble half of the population. Where only 29 percent of respondents thought the reporting conditions had declined in 2016, the results increased in 2017 to a substantial 40 percent. Additionally, members who were...

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ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University’s Asia Media Center – a vital part of LMU’s Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS), in an alliance with the university's award-winning Dept.of Political Science, and with the influential Pacific Century Institute.

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