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The Ryukyu Kingdom : cornerstone of East Asia

Author: Mamoru Akamine; Lina Terrell; Robert N Huey
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This English translation of a key work by one of Okinawa's most respected historians, Mamoru Akamine, provides a new picture of the role played by the Ryukyu Kingdom in the history of East Asia. Throughout the work Akamine's approach to Ryukyu history is distinguished by his use of Chinese and Korean sources, which allows him to examine events from several different angles. This contributes to a broad, sweeping  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mamoru Akamine; Lina Terrell; Robert N Huey
ISBN: 9780824879327 0824879325 9780824855178 0824855175
OCLC Number: 1002798266
Notes: Traduit du japonais.
Description: 1 v. (XII-200 pages) : illustrations, cartes. ; 24 cm
Contents: The Gusuku Period --
Founding of the Ming dynasty and the rise of the Ryukyu Kingdom --
Ryukyu in the East Asian trade sphere --
The Ryukyu Kingdom under the bakuhan system --
Reform and sinification of the kingdom --
The Ryukyu Kingdom's tribute trade --
The imperial investiture system and the Ryukyu Kingdom --
The end of the kingdom.
Responsibility: Mamoru Akamine ; translated by Lina Terrell ; and edited by Robert Huey.

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This English translation of a key work by one of Okinawa's most respected historians, Mamoru Akamine, provides a compelling new picture of the role played by the Ryukyu Kingdom in the history of East  Read more...

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