Japan, Turkey and the World of Islam

The Writings of Selçuk Esenbel

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Widely known for her writings on Islam with a particular focus on the transnational history of politics in Islam and Japan, this volume brings together twenty of the author’s key essays thematically structured as 'Japan and Islam', 'Japanese Ottoman Relations and Japanese-Turkish Interaction', and 'Reflections on Tokugawa Japan from Turkey'. Awarded the Japan Foundation Special Prize for Japanese Studies in 2007, Selçuk Esenbel’s volume will provide an invaluable reference resource for current and future research in an increasingly important context.
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Introduction; 1 A Transnational History of Japanese Nationalism: Pan-Asianism and Islam, 1900-1945; 2 Japan and Islam Policy During the 1930s; 3 The Legacy of the War and the World of Islam in Japanese Pan-Asian Discourse: Wakabayashi Han’s Kaikyō Sekai to Nihon; 4 The Pilgrimage as International Relations: Japanese Pilgrims to Mecca between 1909 and 1938; 5 Maps in Our Mind: Chinese Coins, the Asian Muslim Network, the Japanese and the Transnational; 6 A Transnational History of Revolution and Nationalism: Encounters between Japanese Asianists, the Turkish Revolution, and the World of Islam; 7 Japanese Interest in the Ottoman Empire; 8 A fin de siècle Japanese Romantic in Istanbul: The Life of Yamada Torajirō and His Toruko Gakan; 9 The Impact of the Russo-Japanese War on Ottoman Turkey; 10 Meiji Elite and Western Culture; 11 The Anguish of Civilized Behavior: The Use of Western Cultural Forms in the Everyday Lives of the Meiji Japanese and the Ottoman Turks During the Nineteenth Century; 12 A Comparison of Turkish and Japanese Attitudes Toward Modern National Identity; 13 Remarks on the Modernization of Japan and Turkey in the 18th and 19th Centuries; 14 Commentary for the General Discussion on Japan in a Comparative Perspective; 15 Reflections on Japanese and Turkish Modernization and Global History; 16 The Study of Local Administration in Early Modern Japan: The Case of Nakano Tenryō During the Tokugawa Period, 1637-1868; 17 The Remembrance of the 1871 Nakano Uprising as a Contemporary Trauma in Village Life Today; 18 The People of Tokugawa Japan: The State of the Field in Early Modern Social/Economic History; Index

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