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website & blog of Tuan Hoang, Pepperdine University

The journey matters most: promotion and early promotion to full professor

Last December I received the news that I’d “passed” the first and by far most important stage of the tenure process. Having assumed the best outcome for the rest of the process, I created a road map a few days later. The road map was geared towards promotion to full professor as soon as possible.

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Vietnamese nationalism in a popular hymn about the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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From a devotional text published in 1934. The caption reads, “This is my Sacred Heart that loves humanity so much that it doesn’t refuse them anything.” The implication is that it is up to people to believe and petition the Sacred Heart for their needs.

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A nineteenth-century Vietnamese account of the Lourdes apparitions

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One of the later apparitions to Bernadette ~ pc lourdes-france.org

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Marian reparation in a Vietnamese hymn

I’d written a post about Năm Xưa Trên Cây Sồi [Years Ago on an Oak Tree], which has been, in my opinion, the most popular devotional Marian hymn in Vietnamese. This post is about a different hymn that happens to be about Our Lady of Fatima as well. Continue reading “Marian reparation in a Vietnamese hymn”

Quarantine art from my students

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Hector saying goodbye to his wife and son before returning to the battlefield. Left: Painting by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, 1812. Right: Quarantine recreation by a student, her parents, and their puppy, 2020.

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Prof. Motivator: Remote instruction during COVID-19

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Annotated scene of the makeshift studio for mini-lectures. Scroll down for more photos.

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Vietnamese American nail salons sewing masks against coronavirus

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A salon in Tennessee has converted its nail stations into sewing ones.

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YouTube & iMovie for remote instruction

For the U.S. history survey, I’ve completed the first handful of mini-lectures. They run for 7-11 minutes each, and here is a three-minute sampling.

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Since feeling is first…

Slightly revised from a post on my old blog back in 2007.

Both Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni died yesterday: the former in the morning, the latter at night. This coincidence of passings brought to mind the same-day deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. On July Fourth, no less!

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