Giray Fidan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Translation and Cultural Studies at Gazi University, Ankara. Dr. Fidan received his B.A., M.A., and PH.D. in Sinology from Ankara University. Studied at the Beijing Language and Culture University and the Min Zu University of China. Conducted research at Princeton University as a visiting scholar. Some selected publications are: Ottoman Firearms and Ottomans in China during the Kanuni Era (İstanbul: Yeditepe Publishing House, 2011), The Country That Time Could Not Defeat: China (Ankara: Sinemis Publishing House, 2012), Ottoman Empire seen from China: Kang Youwei’s Turk Travelogue of 1908 ( İstanbul: Yeditepe Publishing House, 2013)
His research interests recently are Sino – Turkish, China – Near Eastern relations, Chinese perception of the Ottoman and Republican Turkey, Modernization processes in both countries.