Reviews

Opened with an overview of the history of Ottoman print media, the article casts light on the image of Japan after the 1905 victory over Russia, with special attention for the nationalist and Islamist trends, and for the respective activity of the Tatar expatriates Muhammad ‘Ayyaz Ishaqi (1878-1954) and ‘Abd al-Rashid Ibrahimoff (1857-1944) ― as for the latter, through his son Munir Ibrahimoff’s parallel contribution to the Japanese Daito [大東, “The Great East”] and to the Ottoman Sirat-i müstakim. The narrative goes on with a short evocation of the vicissitudes of Muhammad ‘Abd al-Hayy Qurban-‘Aliyeef (Kurbangaliev, 1892-1972), his creation of the Islamic Printing House in Tokyo in 1930, and his Tatar-language journal Yapon mukhbiri [“The Japanese Correspondent”]. The last paragraph shortly evokes Ishaqi’s newspaper Milli Bayraq published in Manchuria during WWII. Built on secondary sources, the article provides some elements on the state of research on the Muslim print media in Japan during the 1930s-40s. The bibliography is unfortunately limited to a very small set of mainly Japanese and Turkish references.

Stéphane A. Dudoignon, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris
CER: II-3.2.C-182