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The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia

Mamoru Akamine

Robert Huey (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855178
eISBN:
9780824872953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855178.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This English translation of an Okinawan scholarly voice provides a compelling new picture of the role played by the Ryukyu Kingdom in pre-modern East Asia. Mamoru Akamine first examines the early ... More


Afterword: Traces of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Mamoru Akamine

Robert Huey (ed.)

in The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855178
eISBN:
9780824872953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855178.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The author summarizes Ryukyu’s historical position in East Asia, noting how its own changes reflected the broader changes East Asian was going through. He argues that, though part of Japan today, ... More


Ancient Ryukyu: An Archaeological Study of Island Communities

Richard Pearson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837129
eISBN:
9780824870980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837129.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Who are the people of the Ryukyu Islands? How could they survive and prosper on small, isolated islands? How did the independent Ryukyu Kingdom become a major player in East Asian medieval trade? ... More


The Early Ryukyu Kingdom (AD 1429 to 1609)

Richard Pearson

in Ancient Ryukyu: An Archaeological Study of Island Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837129
eISBN:
9780824870980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837129.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter studies the archaeology of the Ryukyu Kingdom from the time of the defeat of its rivals in the early fifteenth century AD to its subjugation by Satsuma in AD 1609. In this period the ... More


The Homeland

Steve Rabson

in The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835347
eISBN:
9780824871772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835347.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter acts as a general overview to the Okinawa Prefecture—its history, geographical quirks, demographics, climate, wildlife, migration patterns, and so on. What the Japanese government ... More


High Hopes and Broken Promises (1900–1921)

Steve Rabson

in The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835347
eISBN:
9780824871772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835347.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the patterns of trade and migration between Okinawa and mainland Japan, particularly from the Okinawan side. Despite the strict prohibitions on immigration and travel during the ... More


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