Interdisciplinary Studies in Turkey

New Ideas New Strategies

by Eyup Saritas



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/30/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781490772837
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781490772820

About the Book

The information age facilitates life easier on the one hand and enables all to have access to any desired information in the shortest possible time. Scientific studies that are products of great efforts keep pace with globalism to a substantial extent, thanks to advanced technologies that shorten long distances. As scientists, we need to disregard negative impacts of globalism on all aspects of life and endeavour to make use of its positive effects. Consequently, as scientists that come up with good works after long and dedicated efforts, we need to cut off ties with locality in modern information age. As it will be seen, what is meant by locality is not scientists' working on local issues but addressing to a group limited to one's own country only. For instance, a scientific paper published in Turkey about a village or borough in Ankara might not easily exceed the narrow restriction of locality. Likewise, publishing in Dutch a scientific work on a historical or social problem in the city of Leiden would be hardly possible to provide scientifically influential conclusions.

About the Author

I, Eyup Saritas, was born in Afyon, Turkey, in 1968 and graduated from the Sinology in Ankara University in 1991, with the dissertation titled “Metrics in Modern Chinese.” I began with my postgraduate study in the Department of General Turkish History in the same faculty in October of the same year. Having completed the courses, I was granted scholarship and sent to the University of Beijing from 1992 to 1994. After returning to Turkey, I took office as a research assistant in the Department of History in the Faculty of Letters in Ege University in 1995. Having completed the doctoral courses, I was sent to the Beijing University of Language and Culture by Ministry of Education from 1997 to 1998. I made researches in Lenin Library of Moscow in 2004, in Göttingen University in Germany in 2005, and in Leiden University of the Netherlands. Also in 2008, I made researches on the Ancient Turkish and Chinese culture in Lund University and Uppsala University in Sweden, in Aarhus University in Denmark, in Northwest University in China, and in Inner Mongolia University. I still hold office as an associate professor in the Department Istanbul University.