LOS ANGELES: JUSTIN CHON’S ‘GOOK’ BRINGS NEW PERSPECTIVE TO HISTORICAL LA RIOTS

YI NING WONG writes — The 1992 Los Angeles riots marked one of the most violent demonstrations of civil unrest in the United States. While the event largely signified the rising tensions between African Americans and LAPD, it also exposed racial contentions between African and Korean Americans. Director Justin Chon’s…

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LOS ANGELES: GENOVESE NAMED BEST POLITICAL SCIENCE TEACHER IN NATION BY AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSN.

Loyola Marymount University has been officially notified that its Prof. Michael Genovese has been named the 2017 American Political Science Assn. Distinguished Teaching Award. This is only the fifth time in the award’s history that this has been bestowed by APSA. APSA’s recognition is testament to Prof Genovese’s many and…

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LOS ANGELES: ANIME EXPO CELEBRATES ITS 26TH YEAR OF BRINGING JAPANESE CULTURE TO THE US

SAVANNAH NUNEZ WRITES — Anime geeks, video game fanatics, cosplay creators and the like flocked to the Los Angeles Convention Center once again to celebrate the 26th Anime Expo this past July. The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation produces the annual event which features panel discussions, live concerts…

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LOS ANGELES: A COLUMNIST DECONSTRUCTS THE ‘COMPLEXITY’ OF THE CHINA-U.S. RELATIONSHIP

TOM PLATE WRITES – International relations gets advertised and promoted by international-relations theorists as it were insanely complicated. But simply saying so doesn’t make it so. Sometimes it is all quite simple, and not in the least insane. For those who live in a neighborhood of nations with those allegedly…

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LOS ANGELES: THE ASTONISHING TIMING OF ASIA SOCIETY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

ADRIAN NARAYAN WRITES— In the wake of countless protests that broke out across the United States in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration this past Friday,the timing of the Asia Society Southern California’s special conference on Monday Jan. 23 is almost magical. So please consider attending (details below) Asia…

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