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Okinawa the history of an island people is the definitive book available in english on the history of okinawa and the ryukyu islands and an influential scholarly work in the field of japanese studies the histories of japan okinawa and the entire pacific region are crucially intertwined . Okinawa the history of an island people kindle edition by kerr george h download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading okinawa the history of an island people. The first full lenght monograph on the history of the ryukyu islands in any western languagea standard work pacific affairs this book is the definitive work on okinawan history and an important scholarly work in the field of japanese studies few people can point to okinawa on a map yet this tiny island sitting between china and japan was and continues to be one of the. In okinawa history of an island people noted eastern affairs specialist george kerr recounts the fascinating history of the island and its environs from 1314 ad to the late twentieth century the histories of japan okinawa and the entire pacific region are crucially intertwined so the study of this fascinating chain of islands is crucial to understanding all of east asia