"Shining a light on Turkish-Japanese ties
By HIROAKI SATO
NEW YORK -- Selcuk Esenbel was in town. For many years now a professor of history at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Selcuk was, when I met her more than 30 years ago, studying Japanese history at Columbia University. The fruit of that study is her 1998 tome, which she gave me during her previous visit to New York five years ago: 'Even the Gods Rebel: The Peasants of Takaino and the 1871 Nakano Uprising in Japan.'"
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