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"The first fulland#8211;length monograph on the history of the Ryukyu Islands in any Western languageandhellip;a standard work."and#8212;andlt;iandgt;Pacific Affairsandlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;This book is the definitive work on Okinawan History and an important scholarly work in the fields of Japanese studies and Japanese history.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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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Kerr (1911-92), a Far Eastern affairs specialist for the US government for six decades, wrote his history in 1958 as an evolution of earlier work. He wrote in great sympathy for the people. Mitsugu Sakihara (Hawaii International College) adds an afterword with new information and interpretation, and some corrections. That and seven pages of errata are the only change to the original, also published by Tuttle.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An account of the fascinating history of the island and its environs, from 1314 A.D. to the late twentieth century.

Synopsis:

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. 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.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;George W. Alexanderandlt;/bandgt; began his martial arts career in 1964 while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. His books have been published in the U.S., Japan, England and Italy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804820875
Introduction:
Sakihara, Mitsugu
Author:
Sakihara, Mitsugu
Introduction by:
Sakihara, Mitsugu
Introduction:
Sakihara, Mitsugu
Author:
Sakihara, Mitsugu
Author:
Kerr, George
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Ryukyu islands
Subject:
Okinawa-ken (Japan)
Subject:
Okinawa-ken
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Okinawa-ken (Japan) History.
Subject:
World History-Japan
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
japan; kinawan history; history of okinawa; okinawa travel; travel to okinawa
Subject:
japan; kinawan history; history of okinawa; okinawa travel; travel to okinawa; japanese history; history of japan
Subject:
japan; okinawan history; history of okinawa; okinawa travel; travel to okinawa; japanese history; history of japan
Subject:
japan ; okinawan history ; history of okinawa
Subject:
japanese history ; history of japan
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
58 line drawings; photos; and maps
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 27 oz

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An account of the fascinating history of the island and its environs, from 1314 A.D. to the late twentieth century.
"Synopsis" by , 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. 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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