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OUR Shurijo Shuri Castle Digital Reconstruction

As many know by now, Shuri Castle in Okinawa, an important piece of Ryukyu cultural heritage, suffered a devastating fire on October 31st 2019. As ongoing dialogues continue about how and when the reconstruction will take place, over two dozen … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Okinawan Art in its Regional Context

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK October 10-11, 2019 Deadline for submissions: June 14, 2019 We are pleased to announce the international conference entitled ‘Okinawan Art in its Regional Context: Historical Overview and Contemporary Practice’, which is to be hosted … Continue reading

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Resource: U. Hawaiʻi / U. Ryukyus Digital Archives

For the next (and tentatively last) installment of my posts on Okinawa/Ryukyu-related resources, I would like to introduce the Ryukyu/Okinawa Special Collection Digital Archives. A joint venture between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the University of the Ryukyus … Continue reading

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Okinawa Resources: Watanabe Miki personal website

21Watanabe Miki 渡辺美季, a professor at the University of Tokyo, is easily one of the leading up-and-coming scholars of Ryukyuan history. Her 2012 book Kinsei Ryūkyū to Chūnichi kankei (近世琉球と中日関係; my rough translation: “Early Modern Ryukyu and its relations with … Continue reading

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Resource: Ryukyu Bugei

Header banner from Ryukyu-bugei.com. Copyright Andreas Quast. Yiftach Raphael Govreen (PhD candidate, Hebrew University) was kind enough to introduce me today to the website of Andreas Quast, ryukyu-bugei.com/. Quast is a Dusseldorf-based martial artist with some 20+ years of experience, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia

A project many years in the works, University of Hawaiʻi Press is proud to announce (and I am excited to share with you all) the publication of Lina Terell & Bob Huey’s translation of Akamine Mamoru’s important monograph, 琉球王国~東アジアのコーナーストーン (Kôdansha, … Continue reading

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Resource: Naha City Museum of History website

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting resources related to Okinawa. Building on a post from last year about the Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia, this series will touch upon online resources for learning more about Okinawan history, historical … Continue reading

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