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|Description:||213 p. : maps ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||The status of Ryukyu and its relations with Japan and China --
Looking north and looking west: Shō Shōken and Tei Junsoku --
Empowering Ryukyuans: The theoretical foundations of Sai On's Ryuku --
Re-creating Ryukyu: Sai On and his critics --
Contested visions of Sai On's Ryukyu.
Visions of Ryukyu advances a new interpretation of Ryukyuan history. Rather than regarding early-modern Ryukyu as an appendage of China or Japan, it places the kingdom at the center, highlighting Ryukyuan subjectivity and agency and giving historical depth to modern and contemporary debates on Okinawan identity.