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

  • 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 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.

Identity and Resistance in Okinawa

  • Auteur: Matthew Allen
  • ISBN: 9780742517158
  • Date de sortie: 2002
  • Collection: Rowman & Littlefield
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The keystone of U.S. security in East Asia, Okinawa is a troubled symbol of resistance and identity. In this perceptive ethnography, Matthew Allen draws on extensive fieldwork, interviews, and historical research to provide an original exploration of identity construction. The author argues that identity in Okinawa is multi-vocal, ambivalent, and still very much under construction. With its interdisciplinary focus, anthropologists, sociologists, and historians alike will find this book an important source for understanding broad questions of identity formation in the contexts of national, ethnic, cultural, historical and economic experience. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Japan and Okinawa

  • Auteur: Glen D. Hook
  • ISBN: 1134427875
  • Date de sortie: 2003-08-29
  • Collection: Routledge
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Japan and Okinawa provides an up-to-date, coherent and theoretically informed examination of Okinawa from the perspective of political economy and society. It combines a focus on structure and subjectivity as a way to analyze Okinawa, Okinawans and their relationship with global, regional and national structures. The book draws on a range of disciplines to provide new insights into both the contemporary and historical place of Okinawa and the Okinawans. The first half of the book examines Okinawa as part of the global, regional and national structures which impose constraints as well as offer opportunities to Okinawa. Leading specialists examine in detail topics such as Okinawa as a frontier region, Okinawa's Free Trade Zones and response to globalization, and Okinawa as part of the Japanese 'construction state', being particularly concerned with how Okinawa can chart its own course. The second half focuses on questions of identity and subjectivity, examining the multitude of vibrant cultural practices that breathe life into the meaning of being Okinawan and inform their social and political responses to structural constraints. The originality of this book can be found in its elucidation of how the structural constraints of Okinawa's precarious position in the world, the region and as part of Japan impact on subjectivity. For many Okinawans, in the past as now, acceptance and rationalization of their dependency has made them collaborators in their own subordination. At the same time, however, they have demonstrated a capacity to give voice to a separate identity, inscribing cultural practices marking them as different from mainland Japanese.
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