From Brotherhood to Humanity

From Brotherhood to Humanity, uses Korean, Hindi, Chinese, and English sources to excavate a hitherto unseen geography of Asianism. Indian and Japanese collaboration during the first few decades of the twentieth century has largely shaped our understanding of the historical connections between South Asia and East Asia. However, the idealism of Pan-Asianists also brought India and Korea together. In discovering the past connections between these two countries, this project will analyse non-state actors, their use of religion, and their turn to humanity in non-violent protests. In this process of discovering new regional connections, this project will contribute to the larger scholarship on Pan-Asianism, internationalism, and Anglo-Japanese imperialism, while tracing a non-Western genealogy of idealism.