Author: Asia Media Staff

HONG KONG: SCMP COLUMNIST MAKES CASE ‘BERNSTEIN-GOULD’ PRECEDENT COULD MAKE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC IN SINO-US RELATIONS

TOM PLATE WRITES – How best to make beautiful music? Loud or soft?  Fast or slow? How best to compose a new world order – loud or soft? Fast or slow? In orchestral history, in 1962, superstar tensions surfaced at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The egos of rising pianist-powerhouse Glenn Gould and the well-established superpower N.Y. Philharmonic conductor/composer Leonard Bernstein, clashed over how best to perform the scheduled Brahms First Piano Concerto, a star monster in the classical canon that runs nearly an hour long. Head-strong pianists would tend to bang it out as if rushing to catch a...

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SINGAPORE: EAST WEST CENTER MEDIA CONFERENCE OFFERS OPTIMISTIC VIEWS IN CONTRAST TO MEDIA’S GENERAL SKEPTICISM

Courtesy of the East West Center: From Singapore, 30 June 2018—From the Himalayas to the Korean DMZ to the South China Sea, the balance of power in Asia appears to be shifting. But beneath the rhetoric, have the fundamentals really changed? At this past week’s 2018 East-West Center International Media Conference in Singapore, an expert panel of journalists, policy analysts, and academics examined the situation from a regional perspective. (View video of the panel.) The conference was co-hosted by EWC, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Singapore Management University. Satu Limaye, Director of East-West Center Washington, emphasized the continuity in American...

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SYDNEY: LOWRY INSTITUTE POLL SHOWS DECLINING CONFIDENCE IN U.S.LEADERSHIP

ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES — The latest Lowy Institute 2018 poll of attitudes of Australians is not good for Americans who care about the perception of their country with one of our closest allies. The ‘confidence level’ for the U.S., according to the highly respected poll release 30 June, is slightly about China – and below that of India! The summary graph comes to us courtesy of eagle-eyed Dr. Charles Morrison, the former famed head of the East West Center in Hawaii, and a board member of the influential Pacific Century Institute, of which Asia Media’s founder Prof Tom...

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VIETNAM: TRE PUBLISHING HOUSE IN HANOI AND HO CHI MINH CITY MARKETS NEW PAPERBACK EDITION OF LEE KUAN YEW BOOK

ASIA MEDIA WRITES – Another Vietnamese language edition of ‘Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew’ is now available in Vietnam. The paperback edition (pictures) comes from the respected presses of Tre. Tre Publishing House (In Vietnamese: Nhà Xuất Bản Trẻ) is a one of the most popular book and magazine publishers in Vietnam, an economically expanding nation with a population of more than 90 million. Tre has offices in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) City and has published five other books in Vietnamese by Prof Tom Plate, all originally published in English by the SIngapore publisher Marshall Cavendish....

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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.

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


ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITORS
Aashna Malpani, Yi Ning Wong


DESIGN DIRECTOR
Savannah Nunez


SENIOR WRITER
Katrina Crosby

Staff 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]

WRITING/EDITING CONSULTANT:
Andrea Plate


SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT:
Clementine Todorov

CURRICULUM COORDINATOR:
Evan Sun

Video Team Editor:
Mariel Sosa

Emeritus Managing Editors:
Savannah Nunez
Sabrina Verduzco
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
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