The contribution of Okakura Kakuzo (also known by the pseudonym Tenshin, 1863-1913) to the development of both Japanese art and the writing of its history has been the subject of prolific scholarly re-evaluation from the mid-twentieth century into the present. This study contributes to the growing literature by examining a specific aspect of Okakura's understanding of Indian art and architecture, and its role in his conceptualization of Pan-Asianism and the shaping of Japanese national identity through art. I complicate the scholarly dialogue by introducing Okakura's reading of the pioneering Bengali scholar Rajendralala Mitra (1822-1891), who had been hailed by the subsequent generation of Indian nationalist intellectuals as the first Indian art historian. I suggest that Okakura and his Indian compatriots embraced Rajendralala Mitra's astute political deployment of his scholarly work as a role model in their effort to define nationalist ideals in their particular political contexts in early twentieth-century Japan and India.
|Commitee:||Abe, Stanley K., Fletcher, W. Miles, Lin, Wei-Cheng, Sheriff, Mary D.|
|School:||The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|School Location:||United States -- North Carolina|
|Source:||DAI-A 72/01, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Asian Studies, Art history|
|Keywords:||Indian art, Japan, Japanese art history, Mitra, Rajendralala, Raja, Okakura, Kakuzo, Pan-Asianism, Yokoyama, Taikan|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be