Author: Katrina Crosby

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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UC DAVIS: THE WEIRD CASE OF THE VANISHING COMMUNIST CAMPUS STUDY CLUB

KATRINA CROSBY WRITES – College – it’s the perfect opportunity to either make or join a club with peers who share similar interests. Clubs – they’re such an active part of a student’s social life and allow members to feel as if there is a specific home for them on campus. Except – at the University of California, Davis, that opportunity was blocked for some international students when they tried to put together a Chinese Communist Party club. Earlier this month, a mere handful of Chinese international students came together to discuss creating a branch of the Chinese Communist...

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JAPAN: SCARY HALLOWEEN TRAINS BACK ON TRACK

KATRINA CROSBY WRITES – On one side of you, there is a zombie, and on the other– a futuristic robot. All at once, a sexy cop smiles from across the aisle while she slips back into conversation with Sailor Moon. Where is this? None other than one of Japan’s infamous Halloween trains, back again for the upcoming festivities. Adored by Halloween enthusiasts, while hated by everyday commuters, Japan’s Halloween trains have a notorious history. Dating back to the 1990s, the trains of Osaka and Tokyo transformed overnight into boozy costume parties where Japanese foreigners could come together to drink...

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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 internationally influential Pacific Century Institute.

MANAGING EDITORS:
Savannah Nunez
Sabrina Verduzco


Executive Director and Executive Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief:
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Senior Writers [Beat]:
Nadia Aljojo
Kate Barkley [Australia]
Murad Basrawi
Emily Carman
Katrina Crosby [Profiles]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Truman Daly
Jacqueline Dilanchyan
Bobby Fretz
Diana Jablonski [Malaysia]
Matthew Lange [Asian Profiles,Anime]
Frances Magsalin [Korea/Kpop]
Aashna Malpani [Feminism in Asia]
Beth McLaughlin
Rachel Oakes
Hiromi Ochi [Singapore]
Dylan Ramos
Fassa Sar [Film]
Tiara Salvabilla
Gloria Santillan [Korea]
Sebastian Segura [Russia]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
Nicolas Swaya
C.J. Stone [Japan]
Tommy Sutjipto [China]
Eva Thio [Indonesia]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh & Vietnam]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Special Correspondent:
Clementine Todorov

Curriculum Coordinators:
Yi Ning Wong, Jennifer Eaton

Video Team Editor:
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Emeritus Managing Editors:
Mary Grace Costa
Kelcey Lorenzo

Contribuing Editors Emeritus:

Robert Dylan Fields
Eriko Lee Katayama
Ryan Lippert
Adrian Narayan [India]
James Royce [Australia]
Miranda Pak [Hong Kong]
Lamiya Shabir [Pakistan & Islam]
Yunfei Suo [China]
Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]
Katie Trinh [Vietnam]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]

Emeritus Associate Publishers:
Jeremiah Fajardo
Brian Chris Canave
Peyton Cross

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Lexie Tucker

Executive Senior Editor:
Ben Sullivan

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Prof Tom Plate

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