During the dawn of the 20th century “the two sick men of the East, the Ottoman Empire and Chinas Qing Dynasty, were each facing a major crisis. Kang Youwei, a prominent Chinese philosopher and reformer, arrived in the Ottoman capital in 1908. His work reflects how the Ottoman Empire was viewed from a Chinese philosophers inimitable perspective. This book comprises a full translation of Kang Youweis unique travelogue of the Ottoman Empire during the Young Turk Revolution of 1908.” From Pathway Book Service

Giray Fidan is Associate Professor in the Department of Translation Studies at Okan University and the director of the Confucius Institute at the same university. His research interests are Sinology, Chinese History, Chinese Foreign Policy, and Turkish-Chinese Relations. He studied Sinology at Ankara University studied and conducted research at the Beijing Language and Culture University and Min Zu University of China. Read more