Okakura Kakuzo & Meiji Japan

April 5, 2009

Okakura on horseback

The workshop on April 5th hopes to take advantage of the presence of Gardner Symposium speakers as well as the considerable expertise on Meiji Japan in the New England area to reassess the historical legacy of Okakura Kakuzo. This reassessment will take into account recent scholarship, primarily in Japanese and English, on Okakura's life, writings, relationship to cultural production, and later reception (both domestic, interregional, and international).

In Coordination with:

The Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum Special Exhibition & Symposium

JOURNEY'S EAST: Isabella Stewart Gardener and Asia (February 21-May 31, 2009)

INVENTING ASIA: American Perceptions & Influences Around 1900 (Symposium: April 3-4, 2009)

Sponsored by:

The Rockefeller Fund, Department of History of Art and Architecture

See also: Conference, 2009

April 5, 2009

Seminar Room 133
The Barker Center for the Humanities
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 

9:30-10:00 am - Breakfast

10:00 am

Yukio Lippit (Harvard University) Introductory Remarks

10:05 am

Noriko Murai (Temple University, Tokyo). “Okakura Kakuzo Versus Okakura Tenshin.”

11:05 am

Kinoshita Nagahiro (Yokohama National University). “Okakura's Art History.”

12:05-1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm

John Rosenfield (Havard University). "On Okakura's Relationship with Sister Nivedita"

1:10 pm

Victoria Weston (University of Massachusetts, Boston). “Okakura's Critique of Morotai.”

2:10 pm

Allen Hockley (Dartmouth College). “Other Tea Cults.”

3:10-3:30 pm - Coffee break

3:30 pm

Chelsea Foxwell (Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago). “New Art and the Display of Antiquities in Mid-Meiji Tokyo.”

4:30 pm

Alice Tseng (Boston University). “Theorizing Architecture as Fine Art in the Meiji Period.”

5:30 pm

Eugene Wang (Harvard University) Closing Remarks

Chelsea Foxwell
(Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago)

Allen Hockley (Dartmouth College)

Noriko Murai
(Temple University, Tokyo)

Kinoshita Nagahiro
(Yokohama National University)

John Rosenfield
(Harvard University)

Alice Tseng
(Boston University)

Victoria Weston
(University of Massachusettes, Boston)

Chelsea Foxwell (final version) (Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago)
Allen Hockley 1 (Dartmouth College)
Allen Hockley 2 (images)
Noriko Murai (Temple University)
John Rosenfield (Harvard University)
Alice Tseng (Boston University)
Victoria Weston (University of Massachusettes, Boston)

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Barker Center

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