Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series

Ottomans Imagining Japan

East, Middle East, and Non-Western Modernity at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Authors: Worringer, R.

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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.

About the authors

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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"Using the ways Ottomans imagined Japan to trace the categories and concepts with which they also imagined a future for themselves, Renée Worringer traces the path of an Ottoman escape from Europe through the embrace of Japan. This is an important contribution to understanding what it involved to search for a modernity that circumvented Europe." - Nile Green, Professor of History and Director of the Program on Central Asia, UCLA, USA, and author of Terrains of Exchange: Muslim Interactions from India & Iran to America & Japan (2014)

'Renee Worringer's well-written, comprehensive, and intellectually engaging account on the late Ottoman writings on Japan presents her readers a new perspectives on the origins of global modernity and non-Eurocentric world order. It is based on both deep research on primary materials and a masterful grasp of theory. This wonderful book will reorient the way we think about the modernization of Muslim societies, inter-Asian connections and decolonization.' Cemil Aydin, Associate Professor of History at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and author of Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia (2007)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Worringer, Renée

    Pages 1-22

  • Framing Power and the Need to Reverse

    Worringer, Renée

    Pages 25-42

  • The Ottoman Empire between Europe and Asia

    Worringer, Renée

    Pages 43-78

  • Asia in Danger: Ottoman-Japanese Diplomacy and Failures

    Worringer, Renée

    Pages 79-107

  • Ottoman Politics and the Japanese Model

    Worringer, Renée

    Pages 111-151

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $110.00
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Softcover $105.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ottomans Imagining Japan
Book Subtitle
East, Middle East, and Non-Western Modernity at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Renée Worringer
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38460-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137384607
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38459-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48096-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 350
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics