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Understanding Muslim Admirers of Japan's Shinto Emperor: Entangled Histories of the Middle East and East Asia in the Age of Modern Empires, 1839-1919
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
Understanding Muslim Admirers of Japan's Shinto Emperor: Entangled Histories of the Middle East and East Asia in the Age of Modern Empires, 1839-1919

Smith Memorial Student Union, room 329, 1825 SW Broadway

Cemil Aydin is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Aydin’s interests focus on both Modern Middle Eastern History and Modern Asian history, with an emphasis on the international and intellectual histories of the Ottoman and Japanese Empires. He is particularly interested in historical processes that shape transnational racial and civilizational identities, such as Muslim, Asian, African. His research and publications offer new ways to understand the historical roots of the contemporary world order by describing the process of imperial era conflicts and decolonization, especially from the perspective of non-Western actors of the Muslim world and East Asia. Other research and teaching interests deal with questions of internationalism and orientalism, and modern world history.

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Presented by the Portland State University Centers for Japanese and Middle East Studies

The Center for Japanese Studies supports research on Japan and the Japanese-American experience. The Center for Japanese Studies provides a forum for related academic activities and the free exchange of ideas. The Center is commited to preparing Portland State students to become leaders in business, government, arts, and the academy by fostering cross-cultural understanding. It seeks to facilitate understanding of Japan as well as the Japanese-American experience among students, faculty, and the greater Portland community through a variety of curricular and outreach programs.
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cjs@pdx.edu | 503-725-8577

The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.
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| middleeaststudiescenter@pdx.edu | 503-725-4074