Author: Asia Media Staff

SINGAPORE: LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL’S PROF SELINA HO HOSTS A PACKED SESSION ON THE ISSUE OF U.S. WORRIES ABOUT CHINA

ELIZABETH SOELISTIO WRITES FROM INDONESIA – Prof Tom Plate, author of the Asia bestseller “Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew,” visited Singapore in May with a new book that delves into U.S.-China diplomacy. The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) invited Plate, from the faculty of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, to talk about his “Yo-Yo Diplomacy: An American Columnist Tackles the Ups-and-Downs Between China and the US”, published by Marshall Cavendish Asia. The presentation started with a welcoming round of warm applause for Plate, whose book on Singapore’s founder was a Straits Times bestseller for 40...

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POLITICAL FASHION STATEMENT: ‘I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO YOU?’

ASIA MEDIA WRITES — Most women have shopped in Zara. It’s the number one retailer in the world. But Melania Trump, the First Lady of the United States of America? While showing up in a ‘Zara’ to visit children held in detention in Texas? Sure, Zara’s cute, trendy but affordable styles are all the rage across the globe, including many of Asia’s most fashionable hot spots: Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, India. Not to mention all those other continents. The Zara chain was in fact born in Spain. So what’s the high-class, high couture Melania Trump doing in a...

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LOS ANGELES: NEW EDITORS FOR ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL

ASIA MEDIA WRITES – Two recent graduates of Loyola Marymount University’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts have been designated as assistant managing editors of Asia Media International, and assume their new positions immediately, announced founder and editor in chief Tom Plate, LMU’s Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies and clinical professor in the faculty of the university’s acclaimed Asia and Asian American Studies Department The new editors are Aashna Malpani and Yi Ning Wong. They will work closely with Executive Director Jay Seo, who also serves as executive assistant to the founder and editor in chief. Asia Media...

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NEW YORK: DON’T MISS JOHN OLIVER’S HILARIOUS BUT POINTED SIZING UP AND TAKING DOWN OF CHINA’S PRESIDENT XI JINPING

ASIA MEDIA RECOMMENDS: Courtesy of the fast up-and-coming SUPCHINA news and feature service … a not-to-be-missed skit from the popular John Oliver Show, which is Filming at The CBS Broadcast Center taped live at a CBS News studio at 530 West 57th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenue), New York, NY 10019 For the Internet vid, go to: https://supchina.com/2018/06/19/xi-jinping-and-china-get-the-john-oliver-treatment/ Supchina is well worth subscribing to: Check it out at...

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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), 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