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Japan's Global Claim to Islam: Transnational Nationalism &  World Power 1900-1945

Japan's Global Claim to Islam: Transnational Nationalism & World Power 1900-1945

The history of Imperial Japan's interplay with the Muslim world reflects a history of transnational nationalism that is part of the inception of twentieth century world power behavior. By using the Islam card primarily through diaspora transnational actors, the pre-war Japanese global claim to Islam reflects the interlacing of intellectual history with that of intelligence in global strategic ambitions. Ayse Selcuk Esenbel is Graduate Student Advisor in the Department of History at Bogazici University. Esenbel completed her undergraduate degree in History in the International Christian University (Japan) and George Washington University. She received her master's degree from the Department of Japanese Language and Linguistics at Georgetown University and a PhD in Japanese history from Columbia University. She is a Professor in the Department of History at Bogazici University. This lecture was presented by the Centers for Japanese and Middle East Studies. Co-sponsored by the Center for

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