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Okinawa: The History of an Island People Paperback – March 6, 2018
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"[Okinawa: The History of an Island People] is history, firm, frank, organized and detailed, from the mythical past to the military present…It is a lifetime work of scholarship, full of life" —Mainichi Daily News
"[Okinawa: The History of an Island People is] a book that answers the questions of the curious layman, satisfies the standards of critical scholarship, and is readable and fascinating besides." —American Historical Review
"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, reversion, and transition to a tourist economy." —Goodreads
"This book is a lot more than write-ups of battles and tug-of-wars—stick with it and you'll find fascinating tidbits about the islands, such as the role the potato has played in its development and how Okinawan culture developed in the prehistoric area." — JQ Magazine
About the Author
Mitsugu Sakihara was an Okinawa history scholar who served as president of the Hawaii International College and professor at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
- Item Weight : 1.19 pounds
- Paperback : 592 pages
- ISBN-10 : 4805314796
- ISBN-13 : 978-4805314791
- Product Dimensions : 5.1 x 1.6 x 8 inches
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #498,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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