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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. In this innovative and provocative study, Gregory Smits explores early-modern perceptions of Ryukyu and their effect on its political culture and institutions. He describes
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Smits
ISBN: 0824820371 9780824820374 9780824873790 0824873793
OCLC Number: 39633631
Description: 213 pages : 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.
Responsibility: Gregory Smits.

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