Okinawa: The History of an Island People

Okinawa: The History of an Island People

"The first full–length monograph at the background of the Ryukyu Islands in any Western language…a average work."—Pacific Affairs

This booklet is the definitive paintings on Okinawan background and a big scholarly paintings within the fields of jap reports and jap history.

Few humans can element to Okinawa on a map, but this tiny island sitting among China and Japan was once and is still probably the most an important Asian nerve facilities in all U.S. strategic security. 90 percentage of all U.S. army forces in Japan can be found on Okinawa, one of many Ryukyu Islands, and it was once via those troops that the martial artwork of karate used to be exported to the USA.

In Okinawa: historical past of an Island humans, famous japanese affairs expert George Kerr recounts the interesting heritage of the island and its environs, from 1314 A.D. to the past due 20th century. The histories of Japan, Okinawa and the total Pacific area are crucially intertwined so the research of this interesting chain of islands is important to realizing all of East Asia. First released in 1958, this version incorporates a new advent and appendix by way of Okinawa background student Mitsugu Sakihara, making this the main finished source at the small, important, and exciting island of Okinawa.

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