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.
1. Introduction PART I: SEEKING OUT "MODERN" IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA 2. Framing Power and the Need to Reverse 3. The Ottoman Empire between Europe and Asia 4. Asia in Danger: Ottoman-Japanese Diplomacy and Failures PART II: DEFINING "MODERN" IN THE OTTOMAN MICROCOSM 5. Ottoman Politics and the Japanese Model to 1908 6. The Young Turk Regime and the Japanese Model after 1908 7. Politics, Cultural Identity and the Japanese Example 8. Ottoman Egypt Demands Independence: East and West, Christian and Muslim 9. Competing Ottoman Narratives, Successor States, and "Non-Western" Modernity