Author: LMU

CHINESE FEMALE TYPECASTS: EMPOWERING OR NOT?

YI NING WONG WRITES – Slowly shifting from insulting stereotypes to socially conscious roles, typecasting has changed in recent years. With The Great Wall (2017) marching into its second month in U.S. theaters, the whitewashing in mainstream film productions is not the only element of the film that can be examined. A lesser noticed, yet highly relevant debate point is the implications behind Chinese actress Jing Tian and her portrayal of Commander Lin Mae. Five-foot, six-inches, beginning her acting careers at the mere age of 20, and unarguably attractive, Jing’s physicality almost perfectly fits the Suzie Wong model of...

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Exclusive Interview with Former Thailand PM Thaksin

In an exclusive interview with Asia Media International,Thailand’s former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, deposed by a 2006 military coup, but very much active in international diplomacy, offered some thoughts during a stopover in Los Angeles recently. The conversation took place in a well-known Beverly Hills cafe. What follows is a five-minute except.

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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)

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