About EAST Magazine

Welcome to the East Asian Student Times (EAST) Magazine online accompaniment to our print edition! EAST curates a host of Asia-specific articles created for and by students at the University of Leeds.

Our mission is to provide an enthralling and engrossing platform through which student chronicles and viewpoints and  can be featured prominently alongside the work of eminent professionals and lecturers in the various spheres of the Far and South East Asian world.

Our international readership includes Snow Flower and the Secret Fan author Lisa See, The Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan, publishers Penguin Books China, plus of course our numerous students both past and present of Leeds East Asian Studies.

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“With out thoughts, we make The World”

From cultural nuggets and first-hand accounts of Asian adventures through to lifestyle, food, plus the arts and politics from China, Thailand, Japan and beyond, we strive to capture how life and events in East Asia affect you.

Want to know about the developing situation in Asia? Ever wondered why Asian languages are becoming more and more important on the world stage? Want to start scratching the surface of this vibrant and varied area of the world?

You’ve come to the right place.


The East Asian Student Times (EAST) Magazine Committee 

Editors: Amy Sharp & Alex King
Graphic Designer: Radhiyyah Phillips
Publicity Co-ordinator: Laura Prieto

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Summer 2015 Edition

The summer 2015 edition of EAST Magazine, produced in association with Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds (BCIUL) and The China Daily can be read online by clicking on the cover to the left. This edition includes a debate on the controversial Chinese ‘One Child Policy’, an uncovering of LGBT life in Thailand, and articles in Japanese and Chinese.

2014/2015 Editorial Team:
Editors: Eamon Barrett, Emily Wilk-Mullis
Online Co-Ordinator: Filomena Francisco
Designer, Marketing Co-Ordinator: Susannah Derrett

Winter 2015 Edition

The Winter 2015 edition of EAST Magazine, produced in partnership with the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds (BCIUL) can be read just by clicking on its cover. With exciting pieces including new language features and coverage of Wild Swans author Jung Chang’s visit to Leeds, it’s not to be missed out on!

2014/2015 Editorial Team:
Editors: Eamon Barrett, Emily Wilk-Mullis
Online Co-Ordinator: Filomena Francisco
Designer, Marketing Co-Ordinator: Susannah Derrett

2014 Edition

The 2014 issue of EAST Magazine in association with the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds (BCIUL) and The China Daily can be accessed by clicking on the left-hand image. Features include the 50th Anniversary of East Asian Studies at Leeds University, volunteering in Vietnam, and travelling around the world in a dragon-boat!

2013/14 Editorial Team:
Editors: Victoria Leigh, Rebecca Iszatt
Online Co-Ordinator: Julija Veljkovic
Finance and Marketing Co-Ordinator: Laura Davis
Designers: Susannah Derrett, Shin Ying Lin

2013 Edition

The 2013 edition in association with Catalai China Internships is available online by clicking on the cover image on the left. Features include the bee-keeping in Imperial China, jazz in Japan, and a taste of travels in Tibet.

2012/13 Editorial Team
Editors: Hannah Dudley, Auriole Potter
Online Co-Ordinator: Victoria Leigh
Finance Co-Ordinator: Kieran Prendergast
Marketing and Administration Co-Ordinator: Kezia Hardingham
Designers: Nicole Ince, Lin Wen-Hsin