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Visions of Ryukyu : identity and ideology in early-modern thought and politics

Author: Gregory Smits
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1999.
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Between 1609 and 1879, the geographical, political, and ideological status of the Kingdom of Ryukyu (modern Okinawa) was characterized by its ambiguity. It was subordinate to its larger neighbors, China and Japan, yet an integral part of neither. A Japanese invasion force from Satsuma had conquered the kingdom in 1609, resulting in its partial incorporation into Tokugawa Japan's bakuhan state. Given Ryukyu's  Read more...
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Smits, Gregory, 1960-
Visions of Ryukyu.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98038468
(OCoLC)39633631
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Smits
ISBN: 0585329672 9780585329673 9780824865498 0824865499
OCLC Number: 45843031
Description: 1 online resource (213 pages)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Chapter 1. The Status of Ryukyu and Its Relations with Japan and China --
Chapter 2. Looking North and Looking West: Shō Shōken and Tei Junsoku --
Chapter 3. Empowering Ryukyuans: The Theoretical Foundations of Sai On's Ryuku --
Chapter 4. Re-Creating Ryukyu: Sai On and His Critics --
Chapter 5. Contested Visions of Sai On's Ryukyu --
Epilogue and Conclusions --
Appendix 1: Ryukyuan Kings --
Appendix 2: Glossary of Selected Ryukyuan Terms --
List of Abbreviations --
Notes --
Works Cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Gregory Smits.
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Smits explores early modern perceptions of Ryukyu (modern Okinawa) and their effect on its political culture and institutions. He describes the major historical circumstances that informed discourses  Read more...

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