Visions of Ryukyu: Identity and Ideology in Early-Modern Thought and Politics / Edition 1

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Overview

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 the major historical circumstances that informed early-modern discourses of Ryukyuan identity and examines the strategies used by leading intellectual and political figures to fashion, promote, and implement their visions of 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824820374
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 226
  • Lexile: 1460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Status of Ryukyu and Its Relations with Japan and China 15
Ch. 2 Looking North and Looking West: Sho Shoken and Tei Junsoku 50
Ch. 3 Empowering Ryukyuans: The Theoretical Foundations of Sai On's Ryuku 71
Ch. 4 Re-Creating Ryukyu: Sai On and His Critics 100
Ch. 5 Contested Visions of Sai On's Ryukyu 133
Epilogue and Conclusions 143
App. 1 Ryukyuan Kings 163
App. 2 Glossary of Selected Ryukyuan Terms 165
List of Abbreviations 168
Notes 169
Works Cited 201
Index 209
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