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Okinawa: The History of an Island People #2019

Okinawa The History of an Island People The first full lenght monograph on the history of the Ryukyu Islands in any Western language a standard work Pacific AffairsThis book is the definitive work on Okinawan History and an important schola

  • Title: Okinawa: The History of an Island People
  • Author: George H. Kerr
  • ISBN: 9780804820875
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • Okinawa: The History of an Island People By George H. Kerr, The first full lenght monograph on the history of the Ryukyu Islands in any Western language a standard work Pacific AffairsThis book is the definitive work on Okinawan History and an important scholarly work in the field of Japanese studies.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 The first full lenght monograph on the history of the Ryukyu Islands in any Western language a standard work Pacific AffairsThis book is the definitive work on Okinawan History and an important scholarly work in the field of Japanese studies.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 U.S.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.

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    1. Packed with information, but long, old, and not un soporific, this book gave me a much deeper understanding about this island I now call home, and I really appreciate that And now please excuse me while I lose myself in about 3 YA quick reads as a reward for finishing this tome.

    2. Comprehensive and well researched, this definitive book of the history of the Ryukyus is able to capture the essence of the Okinawan people Their trusting and peaceful nature strength and tenacity through typhoons, poverty, disease, and invasion and grace and adaptability are all in evidence as they juggle dual allegiances to China and Japan interact with interlopers and bellicose outsiders including Christian missionaries and Commodore Perry and adjust to the post WWII American presence, Revers [...]

    3. Very comprehensive and well researched, this book is a must for anyone interested in Okinawan history or culture It is very detailed without being too boring though it is a bit slow in the beginning and gives great insight to a interesting people who constantly find themselves sandwiched between two great powers The book would benefit from a map at the beginning to show where all of the major locations are, but nowadays I suppose the internet can give you that.

    4. Great book especially for those who live in Okinawa The island is only 66 miles from the Northern tip to the Southern tail Having lived here a year prior to reading this book, I had already become familiar with so many of the locations described in the book the book added historical context to many of the sites we have visited I m looking forward to books on this little island prefecture while we continue our tour here.

    5. A detailed introduction to the history of Okinawa The edition that I read also included a brief set of afterwords thathelped clear up some points both of later Okinawan history and also of new discoveries in scholarship that change a few of the particulars Good book for anyone studying regions caught in the midst of great powers and their maneuverings.

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