Download Okinawa The History Of An Island People ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to OKINAWA THE HISTORY OF AN ISLAND PEOPLE book pdf for free now.

Okinawa The History Of An Island People

Author : George H. Kerr
ISBN : 9781462901845
Genre : History
File Size : 25.45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 786
Read : 1125

"The first full–length monograph on the history of the Ryukyu Islands in any Western language…a standard work."—Pacific Affairs This book is the definitive work on Okinawan History and an important scholarly work in the fields of Japanese studies and Japanese history. Few people can point to Okinawa on a map, yet this tiny island sitting between China and Japan was and continues to be one of the most crucial Asian nerve centers in all U.S. strategic defense. Ninety percent of all U.S. military forces in Japan are located on Okinawa, one of the Ryukyu Islands, and it was through these troops that the martial art of karate was exported to the United States. In Okinawa: History of an Island People, noted Eastern affairs specialist George Kerr recounts the fascinating history of the island and its environs, from 1314 A.D. to the late twentieth century. The histories of Japan, Okinawa and the entire Pacific region are crucially intertwined so the study of this fascinating chain of islands is crucial to understanding all of East Asia. First published in 1958, this edition features a new introduction and appendix by Okinawa history scholar Mitsugu Sakihara, making this the most comprehensive resource on the small, vital, and intriguing island of Okinawa.
Category: History

Women Of Okinawa

Author : Ruth Ann Keyso
ISBN : 0801486653
Genre : History
File Size : 50.33 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 105
Read : 760

Okinawan women discuss how their lives have been affected by the United States military presence on the island.
Category: History


Author : George H. Kerr
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010244536
Genre : Okinawa (Japan)
File Size : 65.16 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 802
Read : 1153

Category: Okinawa (Japan)

Okinawan English Wordbook

Author : Mitsugu Sakihara
ISBN : 0824831020
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 51.84 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 497
Read : 846

The Okinawan-English Wordbook, written by the late MitsuguSakihara, historian and native speaker of the Naha dialect of Okinawa, is an all-new concise dictionary of the modern Okinawan language withdefinitions and explanations in English. The first substantiveOkinawan-English lexicon in more than a century, it represents amuch-needed addition to the library of reference materials on thelanguage. The Wordbook opens to lay user and linguist alike an areaheretofore accessible almost exclusively in Japanese works and addsto the general body of scholarship on various Ryukyuan languages anddialects by providing a succinct but comprehensive picture of moderncolloquial Okinawan
Category: Foreign Language Study

Resistant Islands

Author : Gavan McCormack
ISBN : 9781442215641
Genre : History
File Size : 26.8 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 824
Read : 346

Resistant Islands offers a comprehensive overview of Okinawan history over half a millennium from the Ryukyu Kingdom to the present, focusing especially on the colonization by Japan, the islands' disastrous fate during World War II, and their subsequent and continuing subordination to US military purpose. Adopting a people-centered view of Japan’s post Cold War history and the US-Japan relationship, the authors focus on the fifteen-year Okinawan struggle to secure the return of Futenma Marine Corps Air Station, situated in the middle of a bustling residential area, from US to Okinawan control. They also highlight the Okinawan resistance to the US and Japanese governments’ plan to build a substitute new base at Henoko, on the environmentally sensitive northeastern shore of Okinawa. Forty years after Okinawa's belated "return" to Japan from direct US rule, its people reject the ongoing military role assigned their islands, under which they are required to continue to attach priority to US strategy. In a persistent and deepening resistance without precedent in Japan's modern history, a peripheral and oppressed region stands up against the central government and its global superpower ally. One recent prime minister who tried to meet key Okinawan demands was brought down by bureaucratic and political pressure from Tokyo and Washington. His successors struggle in vain to find a formula that will allow them to meet US demands but also assuage Okinawan anger. Okinawa becomes a beacon of citizen democracy as its struggles raise key issues about popular sovereignty, democracy and human rights, and the future of Japan and the Asia-Pacific.
Category: History

Author : 富子·比嘉
ISBN : 4770029314
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 89.32 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 563
Read : 1093

Describes the American invasion of Okinawa through the eyes of a seven-year-old child.
Category: Fiction


Author : Chalmers A. Johnson
ISBN : 0967364205
Genre : History
File Size : 84.56 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 482
Read : 716

Category: History

Islands Of Discontent

Author : Laura Elizabeth Hein
ISBN : 0742518663
Genre : History
File Size : 34.42 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 632
Read : 1265

Examining contemporary Okinawan culture, politics, and historical memory, this book traces the dynamic reconstruction and reframing of Okinawan identity. The contributors explore the cultural and political expression that has flowered in the past decade with the vigorous growth of local museums and memorials and of the popularity of distinctive Okinawan music and literature, as well as of political movements targeting both U.S. military bases and Japanese national policy on ecological, developmental, and equity grounds. A key strategy has been the mobilization of historical memory, particularly recalling the violent subordination of Okinawan interests to those of the Japanese and American wartime and occupation governments. With its intertwining themes of memory, nationality, ethnicity, and cultural conflict in contemporary society, the book will be valuable reading for scholars and students across the social sciences and humanities.
Category: History

Okinawan Diaspora

Author : Ronald Y. Nakasone
ISBN : 0824825306
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 44.97 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 747
Read : 296

The first Okinawan immigrants arrived in Honolulu in January 1900 to work as contract laborers on Hawai'i's sugar plantations. Over time Okinawans would continue migrating east to the continental U.S., Canada, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Cuba, Paraguay, New Caledonia, and the islands of Micronesia. The essays in this volume commemorate these diasporic experiences within the geopolitical context of East Asia. Using primary sources and oral history, individual contributors examine how Okinawan identity was constructed in the various countries to which Okinawans migrated, and how their experiences were shaped by the Japanese nation-building project and by globalization. Essays explore the return to Okinawan sovereignty, or what Nobel Laureate Oe Kenzaburo called an impossible possibility, and the role of the Okinawan labor diaspora in Japan's imperial expansion into the Philippines and Micronesia. Contributors: Arakaki Makoto, Robert K. Arakaki, Hokama Shuzen, Edith M. Kaneshiro, Ronald Y. Nakasone, Nomura Koya, Shirota Chika, Tomiyama Ichiro, Wesley Ueunten.
Category: Social Science

Rethinking Postwar Okinawa

Author : Pedro Iacobelli
ISBN : 9781498533126
Genre : History
File Size : 88.59 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 600
Read : 459

This edited volume presents the latest multidisciplinary research that delves into developments related to contemporary Okinawa (a.k.a Ryukyu Islands), and also engages with contemporary debates on American hegemony and Empire in a larger geographical context. Okinawa, long viewed as a marginalized territory in larger historical processes, has been characterized solely by the U.S. military presence in the islands, despite having embraced a multiplicity of social and cultural transformations since the end of the Pacific War. In this timely academic revision of Okinawa, occurring at the time of numerous debates over the building of yet another military base in the island, this volume's contributors tell a story that situates Okinawa in the context of other militarized territories and thus, goes beyond the limits of Okinawa prefecture. Indeed, the book examines the ways in which studies on Okinawa have evolved, moving away from the direct problems brought by the establishment of foreign military bases. Previous studies have explicated how Okinawa has fallen prey to power politics of more dominant nations. In expanding on these themes, this volume examines the unique social and cultural dynamics of Okinawa and its people that had never been intended by the political authorities.
Category: History