“You can’t keep living for other people, you know. No one is going to win like that.” Hana defies every norm: as a full-time student studying math, and the daughter of an immigrant, she is also a daughter caring for her ill mother, a part-time worker at her family’s Korean…Full Article KOREA: Fish Bones Review — Family Expectations and Individual Aspirations
CONOR FAIRTLOUGH WRITES — You’ve probably never seen the Japanese animation “Kimi no Nawa” (Your Name), but if you are a film critic, chances are you haven’t stopped hearing about it. The 2016 feature, directed by Makoto Shinkai, is not only currently the highest grossing anime and Japanese film, but…Full Article JAPAN: Is the ‘Western Viewpoint’ of Japanese Film, Kimi no Nawa, white-washing?
ASIA MEDIA WRITES — Hua Hsu, one of the hottest writers on the U.S. East Coast, is to discuss the issues and opportunities of writing about race and culture this Wednesday at 1pm on campus. The event is sponsored by LMU’s Journalism Dept. and the Asia Media Center (asiamedia.lmu.edu). The…Full Article LMU/LA: ‘NEW YORKER’ STAR WRITER ON CAMPUS WEDNESDAY
ALBUS WANG WRITES– East West Players, the oldest theatre group representing racial minorities, has a new play: “Man of God.” Inspired by the “Me Too” movement in 2017 and the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the show emboldens sexual assault survivors and supports the vow of the…Full Article PLAY REVIEW: “Man of God”