Monthly Archives: January 2014

Asian-Americans and US imperial wars of aggression

I was attending a talk in History given by guest speaker Simeon Man. The title of the talk: “Aloha, Vietnam,” conveyed a bizarre paradox in the history of Asian Americans, who played a significant role in the granting of statehood … Continue reading

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Stochasticity Unbound. In Praise of Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison

In my “FAQs on the Theory and Practice of Literature” class the other day, we were reading this essay by historian of science Michel Serres called “Turner Translates Carnot.” The essay looks at Joseph Turner’s paintings as capturing the paradigm or … Continue reading

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Christianity from out of Asia

Who would have thought that St. Josaphat would be such an effective tool for converting Asians to Christianity during the 17th and 18th centuries? Well, the Jesuit missionaries did. Of course, nobody knew until centuries later that the life of … Continue reading

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