Author: Asia Media Staff

ONE COLUMNIST’S VIEW: SUPERB NEW BOOK ON SOUTHEAST ASIA’S ASEAN REVEALS CHINA-U.S. OPPORTUNITY

PROFESSOR TOM PLATE WRITES — The U.S. public rarely gives larger-than-life Indonesia, the most populous country in Southeast Asia, more than passing thought, and even on those rare moments it might mainly be thinking about nothing more than a dream vacation in Bali. Yet, as every cosmopolitan knows, the world’s fourth most populous nation, home to more Muslims than any country – more than in the entire Arab world – is one huge growing deal. Trust me: My suntan-lotion caricature is only a slight libel on America’s grasp of global reality. Except for rare exceptions – the late, great...

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SINGAPORE: CONTROVERSIAL ‘YO-YO DIPLOMACY’ BOOK UNVEILED IN SOUTHEAST ASIA MARKETS

By AMI Staff – Marshall Cavendish Asia International, one of the leading quality book publishers in all of Southeast Asia, has now put out onto the SEA market the print edition of ‘Yo-Yo Diplomacy,’ the latest book by Professor Tom Plate of Loyola Marymount University. E-book editions will be available from the usual online outlets soon. In the fall, the print and download book versions will be available internationally on Amazon and is available there for pre-order now. Prof Plate, founder of Asia Media International, is the Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyala Marymount University. He...

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BEIJING: THE LATE LIU XIAOBO FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF CHINA DAILY, THE NATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER OF CHINA

To our readers: In much of the world’s media, especially in the western media, Liu Xiaobo is consistently described as a tragic figure and heroic human-rights crusader. So there is no need to reprint those widespread accounts here. Less known in the West is the perspective of the Beijing establishment, succinctly presented in China Daily’s news article just published. It is reprinted here as part of our editorial philosophy of presenting differing cosmopolitan perspectives on controversial issues. – The Editors of Asia Media International. CHINA DAILY WRITES: Liu Xiaobo, a convicted criminal released on medical parole, died of multiple...

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ONE COLUMNIST’S VIEW: IS WAR WITH CHINA REALLY INEVITABLE?

PROFESSOR TOM PLATE WRITES – Winston Churchill is said to have said: “To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.” Sure, but what if too much of the wrong sort of jaw-jaw were to convert the idea of war-war to less of a no-no? Here is what is meant. No one quarrels with the proposition that what writers write can change our direction. Potent prose can point the way to truth, and so, precisely because we readers might actually believe what we are reading, true writers need to believe ­absolutely in what they are writing. America’s own literary tradition...

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ONE OP-ED VIEW: A NEW VITALITY IN U.S.-SOUTH KOREAN RELATIONS

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR SPENCER H. KIM WRITES — I was in Washington, DC last week during President Moon Jae-in’s recent visit. I had the good luck to be invited to two of his dinner events, one before the summit with President Donald Trump and one after. My impression, both from seeing things myself and talking to a host of government officials, businessmen and media types ― both Korean and American ― is that President Moon’s trip was a large success, both because it was well planned and because he had a bit of good luck as well. Prior to the...

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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

Assistant Executive Editor:
Jay Seo

Website Editor:
Peyton Cross

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Katelynn Barkley [China]
Caitlin Bostwick [Korean Pop Culture]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Adrian Narayan [India]
Miranda Pak [Hong Kong]
Fassa Sar [Film]
Jay Seo [North & South Korea]
Lamiya Shabir [Pakistan & Islam]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
Yunfei Suo [China]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh & Vietnam]
Katie Trinh [Vietnam]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Associate Director of Development:
Simon Bleeker

Curriculum Coordinator:
Yi Ning Wong

Special Correspondent:
Eriko Lee Katayama

Senior Researcher:
Clementine Todorov

Emeritus Managing Editors:
Mary Grace Costa
Kelcey Lorenzo

Contribuing Editors Emeritus:
Robert Dylan Fields
Ryan Lippert
James Royce [Australia]
Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]

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