Okinawa

  • Auteur: Robert Leckie
  • ISBN: 1101196297
  • Date de sortie: 1996-07-01
  • Collection: Penguin
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Penguin delivers you to the front lines of The Pacific Theater with the real-life stories behind the HBO miniseries. Former Marine and Pacific War veteran Robert Leckie tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa, the closing battle of World War II. Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who fought on both sides to give the reader a complete account of the invasion. Lasting 83 days and surpassing D-Day in both troops and material used, the Battle of Okinawa was a decisive victory for the Allies, and a huge blow to Japan. In this stirring and readable account, Leckie provides a complete picture of the battle and its context in the larger war.

Okinawa The History of an Island People

  • Auteur: George H. Kerr
  • ISBN: 1462901840
  • Date de sortie: 2000-10-01
  • Collection: Tuttle Publishing
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"The first full–length monograph on the history of the Ryukyu Islands in any Western language…a standard work."—Pacific Affairs This book is the definitive work on Okinawan History and an important scholarly work in the fields of Japanese studies and Japanese history. 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. 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.

Southern Exposure

  • Auteur: Michael S. Molasky
  • ISBN: 9780824823009
  • Date de sortie: 2000-01
  • Collection: University of Hawaii Press
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Annotation Southern Exposure is the first anthology of Okinawan literature to appear in English translation. It includes a wide range of fiction as well as a sampling of poetry from the 1920s to the present day.

Okinawa A People and Their Gods

  • Auteur: James C. Robinson
  • ISBN: 146291277X
  • Date de sortie: 1969-06-15
  • Collection: Tuttle Publishing
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Okinawa is a fascinating account of the most unusual religious practices of the Okinawan people. Subject throughout their long history to many foreign influences, the Okinawan people still retain to a remarkable degree a strong reverence for their prehistoric animistic beliefs. nevertheless, in accommodating themselves to the infiltration of Buddhist, Confucian, Shinto, and Christian influences they have been most receptive, with the result that what might seem confusing, illogical, and inconsistent to others, is quite compatible to them. This brief but authoritative account not only correlates present-day practices with their historical development, but also takes notice of current trends and likely future developments in Okinawa. The text is enhanced with sixteen significant photographs and with nine full-page maps to guide sightseers to Okinawa's most culturally significant places.

Okinawa

  • Auteur: Benis M. Frank
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1978
  • Collection: Dutton Juvenile
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An account of the battle between American and Japanese forces on the island of Okinawa, the bloodiest of all the battles in the Pacific during World War II.

Okinawa Japan

  • Auteur: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1990
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Okinawa and the U S Military

  • Auteur: Masamichi S. Inoue
  • ISBN: 0231511140
  • Date de sortie: 2012-06-19
  • Collection: Columbia University Press
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In 1995, an Okinawan schoolgirl was brutally raped by several U.S. servicemen. The incident triggered a chain of protests by women's groups, teachers' associations, labor unions, reformist political parties, and various grassroots organizations across Okinawa prefecture. Reaction to the crime culminated in a rally attended by some 85,000 people, including business leaders and conservative politicians who had seldom raised their voices against the U.S. military presence. Using this event as a point of reference, Inoue explores how Okinawans began to regard themselves less as a group of uniformly poor and oppressed people and more as a confident, diverse, middle-class citizenry embracing the ideals of democracy, human rights, and women's equality. As this identity of resistance has grown, however, the Japanese government has simultaneously worked to subvert it, pressuring Okinawans to support a continued U.S. presence. Inoue traces these developments as well, revealing the ways in which Tokyo has assisted the United States in implementing a system of governance that continues to expand through the full participation and cooperation of residents. Inoue deftly connects local social concerns with the larger political processes of the Japanese nation and the global strategies of the United States. He critically engages social-movement literature along with postmodern/structural/colonial discourses and popular currents and themes in Okinawan and Japanese studies. Rich in historical and ethnographical detail, this volume is a nuanced portrait of the impact of Japanese colonialism, World War II, and U.S. military bases on the formation of contemporary Okinawan identity.
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