Tom Plate

Thomas Gordon Plate (born May 17, 1944) is an American journalist, university professor and op-ed columnist. Since 1995 his continuing column on Asia - and now specifically on the U.S. China relationship - has appeared in leading newspapers across the globe, including, of late, the ''South China Morning Post'' in Hong Kong, where he is now a regular overseas opinion-section contributor, from Los Angeles; and before that in ''The Straits Times'' in Singapore, ''The Khaleej Times'' out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ''The Japan Times'' in Tokyo, ''The Korea Times'' in South Korea, ''The Jakarta Post'', the International Herald Tribune (pre-NY Times total ownership), and many others. He was Editor of the Editorial Pages of the Los Angeles Times from 1989 to 1995, and a L.A. Times op-ed columnist until 2000. He is now at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles as its Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies and full-time Clinical Professor in the Asian and Asian American Studies Department, in the university's Bellarmine College of Arts and Sciences. He is founder and editor-in-chief of Asia Media International (, America's only website run by college students devoted entirely to Asia and the U.S. He is a Charter Member of LMU's Phi Beta Kappa chapter (Omega of California). Since 2017 he has served as a board member and Vice President of the Pacific Century Institute, a track-two 'building bridges' nonprofit based in Los Angeles, with branch offices in East Asia. Currently, he is in the pre-production phase of launching an Asia Media International subsidiary: Asia Media Press.

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by Plate, Tom.
Published 2010
by Plate, Tom.
Published 2011