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The Ryukyu Kingdom : cornerstone of East Asia
The Ryukyu Kingdom : cornerstone of East Asia

Ryūkyū ōkoku. English.
Akamine, Mamoru, 1953- author.
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Ryūkyū ōkoku. English.
Publication Information:
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2017]
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xii, 200 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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.
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 narrative, revealing an East Asia made up of many shifting and interrelated parts.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-189) and index.
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npmlib 10702016 DS895 R95 A3713 ysh
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