Author: Asia Media Staff

ASIA MEDIA FOUNDER’S SOUTHEAST ASIA BOOK TOUR

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL WRITES – Featuring an in-depth presentation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (see above), regarding his new book ‘Yo-Yo Diplomacy’, Prof Tom Plate will be on tour in Singapore and Jakarta 21-26 May. Loyola Marymount’s Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies will also meet with many LMU alumni and alumni groups, under the aegis of LMU Senior Vice President Dennis Slon, as well as with some of his former star student staffers of Asia Media International, of which he is founder. Inquiries on their joint schedule may be...

Read More

VIETNAM: FOLLOWING A WRITER AROUND AS IF SHE WERE A COMMON THIEF

DELANEY DEWHURST WRITES– “I’ll write as long as I’m free,” says independent blogger and website contributor Pham Doan Trang. In February, Trang was taken from her mother’s home and interrogated over a period of more than 10 hours about a textbook she published that references Vietnamese politics. Trang is not new to controversy, having previously written on hot topics related to environmental concerns, freedom of religion and matters of online civility. When the interrogation ended, the electricity was cut off at Trang’s mother’s house and Trang was forbidden to leave. Two days later, Trang was interrogated again, this time...

Read More

BANGLADESH: ‘DIGITAL OPIUM ADDICTION’, THE TEENAGE TECHNO-RELIGIONS OF THE PEOPLE

DELANEY DEWHURST WRITES–Paying for Facebook–a thought that probably hasn’t crossed most people’s minds. It’s a given that you log on at no cost to connect with family and friends by sharing photos, videos and updates on your life. Yet across the globe in Bangladesh, talks are underway about putting a price tag on social media. This is because Telecom regulators in Bangladesh believe that the younger generation is spending too much time on social media. Their constant checking of social media platforms, they say, serves to distract tens of millions of students from their studies. Such excessive use also...

Read More

ARCHAEOLOGY: DIGGING UP THE HONEST TRUTH ABOUT CHINA OVER 5,000 YEARS

(Pictured: archaeologist Patrick E. McGovern) BETH MCLAUGHLIN WRITES – When people hear the word “Chinese,” their next thought isn’t necessarily “archaeology.” But that is changing. As China opens up to the West, it in fact is digging deeper into the remains of its own history. While several thousand years of Chinese history have been recorded, millions of ruins and artifacts are just now being uncovered. During the Communist Revolution, revolutionary leader Mao Zedong outlawed Chinese traditions, religions and customs. Now the Communist party seems to be easing up, not just by loosening restrictions on the one child policy or...

Read More

CHINA: ‘DISNEY … YOU’RE LOVED IN THIS COUNTRY!’

RACHEL OAKES WRITES: Shanghai Disney Resort has been on a roll since its 2016 opening, and the upward trend continues. Now, in a remarkable show of bilateral partnering and just two years after Disney opened its doors, the most successful theme park in China has officially begun its first major expansion: Disney Pixar Toy Story. However, Disney can claim just a 43% share of this success; 57% belongs to a state-owned Chinese company called the Shanghai Shendi Group. This does not disturb Disney. “So far, we see that collaboration as being viewed by our partners in government as a...

Read More

5 Must See Asian Films on Netflix

Asia Media Podcasts

Asia Media International Staff

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.

MANAGING EDITOR
Sabrina Verduzco (on leave)


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and Executive Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief:
Jay Seo


ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITORS
Emily Carman, Katrina Crosby, Aashna Malpani


Senior Writers [Beat]:
Nadia Aljojo
Kate Barkley [Australia]
Murad Basrawi
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Truman Daly
Jacqueline Dilanchyan
Bobby Fretz
Ephiphany Hulburd
Diana Jablonski [Malaysia]
Matthew Lange [Asian Profiles,Anime]
Frances Magsalin [Korea/Kpop]
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]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Special Correspondent:
Clementine Todorov

Curriculum Coordinators:
Jennifer Eaton, Evan Sun

Video Team Editor:
Momokoo (Yuchan) Deng

Emeritus Managing Editors:
Savannah Nunez
= 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]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]

Emeritus Associate Publishers:
Jeremiah Fajardo
Brian Chris Canave
Peyton Cross

Emeritus Executive Editor:
Lexie Tucker

Emeritus Executive Senior Editor and Senior Writing Instructor:
Ben Sullivan

Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Prof Tom Plate

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE:

Gareth C.C. Chang, Tom Plate, Jennifer Ramos, Kal Raustiala, Jeremiah Fajardo, Ben Sullivan, Greg Treverton