Ottomans Imagining Japan: East, Middle East, and Non-Western Modernity at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

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Springer, Jan 29, 2014 - History - 350 pages
Today's "clash of civilizations" between the Islamic world and the West are in many ways rooted in 19th-century resistance to Western hegemony. This compellingly argued and carefully researched transnational study details the ways in which Japan served as a model for Ottomans in attaining "non-Western" modernity in a Western-dominated global order.

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List of Figures
Part ISeeking outModern within the International Arena
Defining Modern in the Ottoman Microcosm
Ottoman Politics andthe Japanese Model
Competing NarrativesOttoman Successor States

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Renée Worringer is Associate Professor teaching Islamic and Middle East History at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She previously taught at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her research explores how perceptions can alter historical outcomes, and she has published several articles and translations of texts relating to the relationship between the Ottoman Empire and the Japanese in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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