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This front matter section of the book titled Converting Cultures: Religion, Ideology and Transformations of Modernity contains the table of contents and introduction of the book. This book considers the concept of conversion as a tool for understanding transformations to modernity. It examines conversions to modernity within the Ottoman domain, India, China, and Japan as a reaction to the pressures of colonialism and imperialism.

Keywords: China; colonialism; ideology; imperialism; India; Japan; modernity; Ottoman domain; religion



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