Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Cao Dai Religion - A Lecture at UCLA

Gazing at the Left Eye of God from Both Sides of the Pacific: Caodaism’s Transpacific Transformations 1926-2015


Book talk with Janet Hoskins
Professor of Anthropology and Religion, University of Southern California
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
UCLA Campus
Caodaism is a new religion revealed to a group of colonized intellectuals in southern Vietnam in 1926 who fused Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism with French Spiritism, Theosophy and Catholic hierarchies. Its syncretistic mixture has always been dynamic, renewed and revised through spirit séances, and often mixed with nationalist aspirations. After 1975, many Caodai leaders went into exile, establishing congregations in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. The initial vision of “bringing the gods of the East and West together” has been adjusted to new historical contexts and political challenges. Contrasts between the founding generation in French Indochina and descendants and disciples in California are explored by assessing the relationship between syncretism and diaspora, and the construction and dissolution of religious borders.

Janet Hoskins is Professor of Anthropology and Religion at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Her books include The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on History, Calendars and Exchange (1996 Benda Prize in Southeast Asian Studies), and Biographical Objects: How Things Tell the Stories of People’s Lives (1998).

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Free Hepatitis Testing on May 19, 2015

Dear Community Leader,

My name is Nancy Ngoc Hoang, and I am the Community Outreach Coordinator from the Asian Liver Center at Stanford School of Medicine. 

For Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19, 2015, we will be hosting a free hepatitis B screening (testing) for the Vietnamese Community at Grand Century Mall in San Jose. 

At the event, we will be giving away free gifts, sandwiches, and clothes.

We would really appreciate it if you could please help us by announcing this community event on your blog. Everything will be free.

Thank you for your help. 

Sincerely, 

Xin chào,

Tên tôi là Nancy Ngọc Hoàng, và tôi là Community Outreach Coordinator từ Trung Tâm Gan Á Châu tại Trường Y Khoa Stanford.

Cho Ngày Thử Nghiệm Viêm Gan vào ngày 19 tháng 5 năm 2015, chúng tôi sẽ tổ chức thử nghiệm viêm gan B miễn phí cho cộng đồng người Việt Nam ở Grand Century Mall tại San Jose.

Chúng tôi còn có tặng quà, bánh mì và quần áo miễn phí.

Chúng tôi sẽ rất cảm kích nếu bạn có thể vui lòng giúp chúng tôi bằng cách thông báo sự kiện cộng đồng này trên blog phát thanh của bạn. Tất cả mọi thứ đều miễn phí.

Xin cam on.

Trân trọng,

-- 
Nancy Ngoc Hoang, MPH 

STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 
ASIAN LIVER CENTER 
Community Health Outreach Coordinator 
780 Welch Road, CJ130 
Palo Alto, CA 94304 
liver.stanford.edu 

T: 408-326-9354