Cemil Aydin teaches global history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on modern Middle Eastern and Asian intellectual histories, investigating the roots of the contemporary world order. In The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia: Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Thought (2007) he discusses the rise of modern anti-Westernism in the age of imperialism. He recently published Regionen und Reiche in der Politischen Geschichte des Langen 19. Jahrhunderts, 1750-1924 (Regions and Empires in the Political History of the Long 19th Century) in Geschichte der Welt, 1750-1870: Wege zur Modernen Welt (2016). His book The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History is forthcoming (April 2017).