Okinawa by George H. Kerr
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By George H. Kerr


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Okinawa by George H. Kerr

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Revised and updated - The most fascinating history resource on Okinawa - now available in English - Written by noted Eastern affairs specialist George Kerr - Contains dozens of fabulous drawings, photographs and maps - Features a new introduction and appendix by Okinawa historian and authority Mitsugu Sakihara - Celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the Okinawan immigration to Hawaii and the continental U.S.A

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804820875
ISBN-10: 0804820872
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 38mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Tuttle Publishing
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - George H. Kerr

George Kerr, a Far Eastern affairs specialist for more than sixty years, served a variety of roles for the U.S. government, taking assignments in Formosa, Korea, China, the Middle East, Okinawa, and Europe. He is the author of Formosa: Betrayed and Okinawa, Vol. 12 of the Ballantine Illustrated History of WWII, in addition to many articles for journals. After retiring from government service, he lived in Hawaii, where he continued to write and research until his death in 1992. Mitsugu Sakihara is a professor and the president of Hawaii International College. Prior to assuming his duties at Hawaii International, he taught for many years at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, where he continues to teach an annual course on Okinawan history. Dr. Sakihara was a 1987-88 Fulbright professor to Japan, and he is the author of "Brief History of Early Okinawa: Based on the Omoro Soshi" and co-translator of "The Status System and Social Organization of Satsuma."

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