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

The division of the world into the “West and the “East” continues to exert substantial influence on the way we see, understand, and talk about the world even in the twenty-first century when globalization has certainly pulled different parts of the world closer than ever.

 

The division of the world into the “West and the “East” continues to exert substantial influence on the way we see, understand, and talk about the world even in the twenty-first century when globalization has certainly pulled different parts of the world closer than ever. Renée Worringer’s Ottomans Imagining Japan contextualizes this puzzle in a historical context; that the origin of the binary of the “West” vs. “East” goes back, at least, to the nineteenth century and that there was a lot of flows of ideas between the “West” and “East” and within the “East” itself in the twentieth century, although the speed and intensity of exchange was less then than now.

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