Author: Asia Media Staff

ONE COLUMNIST’S VIEW: INSIDE THE ‘MIND’ OF DONALD J. TRUMP

TOM PLATE WRITES – Recent U.S. presidents, at least in public, would speak of China only after the vetting of practically every word, as if an errant one might prove seriously chancy. The bilateral was too complex, the stakes too high, the relationship freighted with too many tensions to have it otherwise – to speak off-the-cuff, to use excessive verbiage, to wax macho or nacho … irresponsible and possibly disrespectful. President Donald J. Trump is different and in the back-and-forth between China and the U.S., this lays on more uncertainty to the bilateral relationship. It’s as if the entire...

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ONE HARVARD STUDENT’S VIEW: FELLOW STUDENTS, STOP ROMANTICIZING COMMUNISM, IT IS EVIL

WRITES GUEST CONTRIBUTOR LAURA M. NICOLAE OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY — In 1988, my twenty-six-year-old father jumped off a train in the middle of Hungary with nothing but the clothes on his back. For the next two years, he fled an oppressive Romanian Communist regime that would kill him if they ever laid hands on him again. My father ran from a government that beat, tortured, and brainwashed its citizens. His childhood friend disappeared after scrawling an insult about the dictator on the school bathroom wall. His neighbors starved to death from food rations designed to combat “obesity.” As the...

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LOS ANGELES: HEAR YE, YE JOURNALISTS! DEADLINE IS COMING SOON — APPLY!

LMU’S LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL WRITES — The Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles will host its 13th-annual Journalist Law School from Wednesday, June 6-Saturday, June 9, 2018 on its Frank Gehry-designed campus in downtown Los Angeles. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Apply or learn more at www.journalistlawschool.org. The fellowship condenses core law-school subjects and break-out topics into a long weekend filled with courses taught by law professors, judges and prominent attorneys. Fellows have the opportunity to suggest and select sessions based on their areas of interest. This year, faculty planners expect to focus...

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LOS ANGELES: THE DAZZLING ASIA WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

Alexis Cruz and Elizabeth Soelistio Write – The Asian World Film Festival has ended and is closed until next year. The artistry in the participating movies is astounding and they are true testaments to the cultures and countries that produced them. Even more astounding were some of the personal stories the filmmakers shared about how they made their films and the steps they took to get their works onscreen. The following is an abridged transcript from a Oct. 28 festival panel that sheds a light on how these directors were able to bring their stories to life. The directors...

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THAILAND AND BEYOND: HONEST JOURNALISM IN A TENSE AND DIFFICULT AGE

ASIA MEDIA WRITES – The Committee to Protect Journalists does vital work around the world. Below is the CPJ Year-End Highlight Statement. We are proud to reprint it here. The CPJ year-end summary: “There is no way to sugar coat it—this has been a terrible year for press freedom around the world. A record number of journalists are in jail. Violence remains stubbornly high. Political leaders who should be defending press freedom—including U.S. President Donald Trump—are instead vilifying journalists and undermining the role of the media. “These challenges make our victories all the more sweet. We know how much...

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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), and in an alliance with the university's award-winning Dept.of Political Science (POLS)

MANAGING EDITORS:
Savannah Nunez

Sabrina Verduzco


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

Curriculum Coordinator:
Yi Ning Wong

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Katrina Crosby [Profiles]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Momokoo (Yuchan) Deng [China]
Diana Jablonski [Malaysia]
Matthew Lange [Asian Profiles,Anime]
Frances Magsalin [Korea/Kpop]
Aashna Malpani [Feminism in Asia]
Hiromi Ochi [Singapore]
Fassa Sar [Film]
Gloria Santillan [Korea]
Sebastian Segura [Russia]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
C.J. Stone [Japan]
Tommy Sutjipto [China]
Eva Thio [Indonesia]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh & Vietnam]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Associate Director of Development:
Simon Bleeker

Special Correspondent:
Clementine Todorov

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

Emeritus Executive Editor:
Lexie Tucker

Executive Senior Editor:
Ben Sullivan

Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Prof Tom Plate

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE:
Gareth C.C. Chang, Gene Park, Tom Plate, Jennifer Ramos, Kal Raustiala, Jeremiah Fajardo, Ben Sullivan, Greg Treverton