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Turkey and Japan: the quest of modernism in the 19th century

Mansor Majdin, Mohamad Firdaus (2020) Turkey and Japan: the quest of modernism in the 19th century. International Journal Of Modern Trends In Social Sciences (IJMTSS), 3 (13). pp. 9-23. E-ISSN 2600-8777

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This paper will deal with the process of modernization of two emerging Asian powers, namely Japan and Turkey, with particular reference to important elements of Japanese and Turkish pursuits of modernization at the expense of growing Western penetration into their countries. This will specifically deal with the Meiji Restoration and Tanzimat Reforms where process of modernization has taken place. Furthermore, there will be a discussion on the efforts of Turkish statesmen and Japanese statesmen in their attempts to modernize several aspects of vital institutions in Turkey and Japan as well as issues concerning the modernization encountered by the Japanese statesmen and Turkish counterparts in their countries. Sources for this analysis will be taken from studies of both Western writers and inside writers on modernization in Japan and Turkey. The ability of Japanese and Turkish statesmen to adopt and adapt foreign practices which infused with local circumstances suggest that they are capable of modernizing their respective countries by their own rights.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9302/83359
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modernization, Meiji Restoration, Tanzimat Reforms, Statesmen, Emperor
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Mohamad Firdaus Mansor Majdin
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2020 16:18
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 10:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83359

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