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Ottawa Asian Heritage Month invites you to a Free and Public talk by Prof. Taj: 3 Voyagers: The Student, The Scholar & The Admiral
Followed by a Question / Answer sessionPoster display on Muslim Inventions in AsiaWhen: Thursday May 31st, 2018Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm (talk & discussion)
Where: Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St., AuditoriumIn the 12th century CE, the daughter of an Andalusian merchant in China travels to Isfahan/Baghdad to study, then to Damascus/Cairo to teach; when she dies, her students continue her travels and her work as educators. In the 14th century, a scholar returns home with tales from his thirty years wandering between Morocco and China covering more distance than anyone ever had until then. In the 15th century, a Chinese admiral sails west on a mission of imperial power and peace, completing seven voyages on a fleet of the largest ships the world had ever seen. The journey quests of three Muslims ripple across centuries to reach our time.
H Masud Taj is award winning Adjunct Professor at Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism. He lectures on Muslim Civilization at the Centre for Initiatives in Education, Carleton University. He delivered the Keynote at the Second International Conference of Islamic Art & Architecture. His research in Andalusia, Spain featured at the Faculty of Public Affairs and at Author Meets Readers, Ottawa International Writers Festival. He featured in the International Festival of Authors, Toronto and recently in Portraits of Canadian Writers. His books are archived in Carleton University Special Collections; The Embassy of Liminal Spaces inducted in the Library of Parliament.
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