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Reviews of Chinese Travelers to the Early Turkish Republic

“In the first quarter of the 20th century, China was in turmoil, facing an existential crisis. Chinese politicians and intellectuals looked to the Turkish Republic as a role model. Turkey defeated foreign invading forces and renegotiated unfair treaties, adapted to the modern world, and initiated series of reforms in all walks of life. Chinese travelers chronicled their observations, and included the notes of Shi Zhaoji, the first Chinese ambassador to the US, and Hu Hanmin, an early leader in the Kuomintang.

“Enhanced for academia with the inclusion of an eight page Glossary, two pages of Notes, and a one page note ‘About the Editor and Translator’, “Chinese Travelers to the Early Turkish Republic” by Giray Fidan is an impressively informative and expertly written, organized and presented study that is a unique and especially recommended addition to community and academic library Chinese and Turkish History collections and supplemental studies curriculums. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of students, scholars, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that “Chinese Travelers to the Early Turkish Republic” is also readily available in a paperback edition.” –Micah Andrew, Midwest Book Review