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Cultural Hybrid

Hamid Dabashi - The World of Persian Literary Humanism

  • Toyota Cultural Hybrid

Thursday Nov 29, 2012 (6:30–8:30pm)



Asia Society and Museum (Venue Partner)

725 Park Avenue


Directions: Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 to Madison & 70th; M101, M102 to Lexington & 70th; M30 to Park & 72nd; M66 to Park & 68th OR Subway: #6 to 68th St.



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Asia Society and Museum says…

 What does it mean to be human? Humanism has mostly considered this question from a Western perspective. Columbia University professor and author Hamid Dabashi asks the questions anew, from a non-European point of view. His groundbreaking study The World of Persian Literary Humanism presents this rich tradition as the creative and subversive subconscious of Islamic civilization. In conversation with Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Robert I. Williams Term Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Followed by a book sale and signing.