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The Russian Muslim Abdürreşid Ibrahim (1857-1944) was not only a successful journalist and reform-minded Islamic scholar. He was also a transnational activist who became influential in different local contexts, notably Russia, the Ottoman Empire, and Japan. During his four-month stay in Japan in 1909, he cooperated with Japanese pan-Asianists and h...
Under the influence of a globalized discourse about Japan’s uncertain religious future, many Muslims in the early twentieth century placed Meiji Japan in a religious imaginary, in which Japan became the arena for a competition between different religious aspirations. This religious imaginary is an example of the effect of mediated connections, in w...
Aus dem Themenheft "Informationskämpfe. Globale Zirkulation und politische Bedeutung von Falschmeldungen 1880 bis 1930" der Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft, herausgegeben von Volker Barth und Michael Homberg.
In the historiography of Japan’s Interaction with the Turkish and the Muslim World, Ahmed Münir İbrahim (1887-1941) has been overshad-owed by his father, Abdürreşid İbrahim (1857-1944). Abdürreşid, a Rus-sian Tatar scholar and journalist, spent five months in Japan in the first half of 1909. After his journey, he published a two-volume travelogue e...
Ahmed Fazlı ve Muhammed Bereketullah, Abdürreşid İbrahim'in meşhur seyahatnamesi Alem-i İslam'da anlatılan Osmanlı-Japon ilişkilerine ilgi duyanlar tarafından bilinebilecek iki şahsiyettir. İkisi de 1910 yılı öncesinde ve sonrasında birkaç yıl Japonya'da yaşamış ve birlikte Tokyo'da The Islamic Fratemity isimli İngilizce dergiyi yayımlamışlardı. Ah...
Das Kapitel bespricht drei japanbezogene Bücher aus Ägypten, erschienen in den Jahren 1904-1909.
This article aims at providing an inventory of the available source material concerning the Islamic Fraternity, the first journal in Japan that was published by Muslims and dealt predominantly with Islamic topics. The journal was founded in 1910 in Tokyo by the Bhopali Indian Muhammad Barakatullah and the Egyptian Ahmad Fadli, in all probability wi...
Aydin, Cemil: The Idea of the Muslim World. A Global Intellectual History . Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press, 2017, 293 S., ISBN 978-0-6740-5037-2 Besprochen von Ulrich Brandenburg, Universität Zürich, Asien-Orient-Institut, Zürich, Schweiz. E-mail: email@example.com https://doi.org/10.1515/asia-2018-0012
I am interested in the development of Muslim communities in East Asia since the late 19th century. I focus in particular encounters between Muslims of different backgrounds in the East Asian context and inquire how Muslims made sense of themselves within national, regional, ethnic, and cultural categories.
In my PhD project I have examined relations and connections between Japan and the Middle East, with a particular emphasis on early 20th century debates and speculations that Islam might become Japan's state religion.