Author: Asia Media Staff

CHINA AND THE U.S.: STANFORD VERSUS LMU

TOM PLATE WRITES – Surprise! Few parents, perhaps including those in brand-shopping Asia, realize that Stanford University – on America’s sunny West Coast, not far from glorious San Francisco – is tougher for kids to get into than Princeton, Harvard or Yale. Its students, by their self-selection and innate talent, were no doubt committed careerists of some sort or the other as far back as pre-school. One star center to which some of its best students – and faculty – gravitate is the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in the heart of the campus. It focuses only the...

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LMU Center for Asian Business – Philip Yun: Is War Looming on the Korean Peninsula?

Monday, November 27 at 6 P.M., Philip Yun, former Clinton Administration Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, will be giving a lecture at the Hilton Main Auditorium at Loyola Marymount University on both the possibility and effects of a war on the Korean Peninsula. Mr. Yun, himself, was a member of the government working group that managed policy and negotiations between the United States and North Korea under President Clinton. His writings and commentary have been featured on The Hill, Fox News, CNN, NBC, and the Los Angeles Times, among other noteworthy outlets. His background and...

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SINGAPORE: FOUNDING DEAN OF LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL TO STEP DOWN AT YEAR’S END

We received the following note and statement from Asia-based geopolitical thinker Kishore Mahbubani, who is stepping down as the famed Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew school of Public Policy. It is reprinted here virtually in its entirety. “Dear friends, Life is full of interesting twists and turns. I have just such an interesting turn and twist to share with you today. This afternoon, I informed the Governing Board (GB) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy that, after 13 years as Dean, I have decided to step down from this role on 31 December this...

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DPRK AND LOS ANGELES: U.S. KOREAN LEADERS WARN PRESIDENT TRUMP OF THE DEVELOPING DANGER

ANDREW GUMBEL OF THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER (LONDON) WRITES — The US’s large Korean population tends not to agree on much. But when it comes to Donald Trump’s approach to North Korea, the community – whether Republican or Democratic, religious or secular, part of a thriving small business community or a younger generation of more progressive political activists – is both unified and scared half out of its wits. “The consensus,” said Joon Bang, executive director of the non-partisan Korean American Coalition in Los Angeles, “is that we find Donald Trump to be a greater threat than Kim Jong-un because...

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ASIAN PROFILES: MERLE WOO, THE HERO WITHOUT THE CAPE

MATTHIEU LANGE WRITES – “Not all heroes wear capes.” This saying, originating from the 1900s in reference to pop culture superheroes, has become popular in our generation to portray individuals that demonstrate exceptional qualities. The concept of a hero, however, is as old as history itself, and the qualities required to obtain that status have remained more or less unchanged. Common qualities include courage, selflessness, humility, patience and compassion. These qualities are often expected in soldiers and firefighters, but are sometimes found in the most unconventional of heroes. Feminist activist and university Lecturer in Asian American, Women, and Lesbian...

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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)

MANAGING EDITORS:
Savannah Nunez
Sabrina Verduzco

Executive Editor:
Jay Seo

Website Editor:
Peyton Cross

Curriculum Coordinator:
Yi Ning Wong

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Katelynn Barkley [China]
Caitlin Bostwick [Korean Pop Culture]
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]
Amanda Suhartono [Indonesia]
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

Emeritus Executive Editor:
Lexie Tucker

Executive Senior Editor:
Ben Sullivan

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

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