Author: Asia Media Staff

SAN FRANCISCO: A PROUD MOMENT FOR LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY AND ITS PROF MICHAEL GENOVESE

We’re just bragging of course, but so what? It’s totally justified! Above pix was shot at the 2017 annual national meeting of the American Political science Assn., in San Francisco just recently. The picture shows (left to right) Prof. Nancy Kassop, of the State University of New York, New Paltz (chair of the award selection committee that picked our Prof Genovese as the recipient of its coveted — and rarely given – national Distinguished Teaching Award); an obviously pleased Dean Robbin Crabtree, our Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts; awardee Genovese, one of the stars of the...

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U.S. NAVY: LOW POINTS ON THE HIGH SEAS OF THE PACIFIC

TOM PLATE WRITES – It’s so easy to imagine that in some officers’ club, perhaps at Yulin naval headquarters on Hainan Island, where China’s brass (vice admiral, rear, lower-rank whatever) gather and after a few belts of Baijiu recycle submarine stories and second-guess their masters in Beijing – it’s easy to imagine them laughing their heads off. Why? The extremely embarrassing recent stumbles by the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet just have to be the toast of the PLA Navy. Fueling the merriment is that the object of their presumed hoopla – four recent astonishing U.S. Navy mess-ups in the...

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THAILAND: MEMORIES OF A STAR EDITOR ABOUT NEWSPAPER PROPRIETORS IN ASIA

WRITES PETER OLSZEWSKI (courtesy of Mediaweek magazine) – When veteran Aussie editor David Armstrong began working the Southeast Asian beat in the early 1990s, he confronted a regional phenomenon – the non-media-savvy media owner. “In Australia, I was working with people who had been in media all their lives,” he says. “People like Rupert Murdoch, Ken Cowley and John Hartigan. “Often you wouldn’t have to explain why you had done this or that because they knew – they simply understood. “But in Asia many of the owners, and quite a lot of the bosses, came from other industries and...

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THAILAND: COMMENTATOR PAVIN ON THAILAND ‘JUSTICE’ AND THE FLIGHT OF YINGLUCK

SPECIAL TO AMI FROM PAVIN CHACHAVALPONGUN – The other day, it was to be a judgment day for former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Throughout the past few months, Thailand’s political temperature has been rising following the heated court case of Yingluck, who is accused of mismanaging Thailand’s rice subsidy program. The Supreme Court, on August 25, was supposed to deliver the final verdict in the criminal case against the former premier. But Yingluck left everyone surprised by not turning up at the court, citing her sudden illness. The court immediately issued a warrant for her arrest, reasoning that there...

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LOS ANGELES: GENOVESE NAMED BEST POLITICAL SCIENCE TEACHER IN NATION BY AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSN.

Loyola Marymount University has been officially notified that its Prof. Michael Genovese has been named the 2017 American Political Science Assn. Distinguished Teaching Award. This is only the fifth time in the award’s history that this has been bestowed by APSA. APSA’s recognition is testament to Prof Genovese’s many and continuing accomplishments and success as a teacher-scholar. Michael will be formally honored by APSA at an official dinner in San Francisco on August 30th for his dedication to the field of political science in educating students. The official ASPA announcement states: “The award was created on the recommendation of...

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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)

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Robert Dylan Fields
Ryan Lippert
James Royce [Australia]
Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]

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Lexie Tucker

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