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The Resource Islands of protest : Japanese literature from Okinawa, edited by Davinder L. Bhowmik and Steve Rabson

Islands of protest : Japanese literature from Okinawa, edited by Davinder L. Bhowmik and Steve Rabson

Label
Islands of protest : Japanese literature from Okinawa
Title
Islands of protest
Title remainder
Japanese literature from Okinawa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Davinder L. Bhowmik and Steve Rabson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Literature is an important vehicle to further knowledge of other cultures, and English translations of Okinawan literary works have had a major impact on the field of Okinawan studies. Yet the riches of Okinawa's literature have yet to be adequately mined. Islands of Protest attempts to address this lacuna with this new selection of critically acclaimed modern and contemporary works in English.The anthology includes poetry, fiction, and drama, drawing on Okinawa's distinct culture and subtropical natural environment to convey the emotions and tensions present in everyday life. Tōma Hiroko's poem "Backbone" juxtaposes the natural environment of aquamarine beaches and subtropical flora and fauna with the built environment of America's military bases. Stories by two of Okinawa's most dynamic contemporary authors display wide breadth, from the preservation of island dances and burial practices in Sakiyama Tami's "Island Confinement" and "Come Swaying, Come Swinging" to the bold, disquieting themes of violence and comfort women in Medoruma Shun's "Hope," "Taiwan Woman," and "Tree of Butterflies." The crown jewel of the anthology, Chinen Seishin's play The Human Pavilion, is based on an infamous historical incident in which Okinawans were put on display during a 1903 industrial exhibition in Osaka. In his 1978 masterpiece, Chinen depicts the relentless pressure on Okinawans to become more Japanese.Given the controversial presence of U.S. military forces in Okinawa, this book is particularly timely. Disputes between the United States and Japanese governments over construction of a new marine airbase at Henoko have led to the resignation of Japan's prime minister, the election of an anti-base governor, and repeated protests. Islands of Protest offers a compelling entrée into a complex culture, one marked by wartime decimation, relentless discrimination, and fierce resistance, yet often overshadowed by the clichéd notion of a gentle Okinawa so ceaselessly depicted in Japan's mass media
Cataloging source
N$T
Index
no index present
Language note
Translations from the Japanese
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bhowmik, Davinder L.
  • Rabson, Steve
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • USA
  • Japanese literature
  • Okinawa-ken (Japan)
  • Japanese literature
  • Literature
  • Japan
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / General
  • Kurzgeschichte
  • Drama
  • Lyrik
  • Japanisch
  • Militärstützpunkt
  • Frau
  • Okinawa-Inseln
  • HISTORY / Asia / Japan
Label
Islands of protest : Japanese literature from Okinawa, edited by Davinder L. Bhowmik and Steve Rabson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tree of butterflies
  • by Medoruma Shun ; translated by Aimée Mizuno
  • Island confinement
  • by Sakiyama Tami ; translated by Takuma Sminkey
  • Swaying, swinging
  • by Sakiyama Tami ; translated by Kyoko Selden and Alisa Freedman
  • Backbone
  • by Tōma Hiroko ; translated by Victoria Young
  • Inner words
  • by Kiyota Masanobu ; translated by Masaki Kinjo
  • Hope
  • White Ryukyuan tombs
  • by Mabuni Chōshin ; translated by Jon Holt
  • Okinawa! Where will you go now?
  • by Yamanokuchi Baku ; translated by Jon Holt
  • The human pavilion
  • by Chinen Seishin ; translated by Robert Tierney
  • by Medoruma Shun ; translated by Steve Rabson
  • The Kunenbo orange trees
  • by Yamagusuku Seichū ; translated by Carolyn Morley
  • Black diamonds
  • by Ōta Ryōhaku ; translated by Amy C. Franks
  • Taiwan woman : record of a fish shoal
  • by Medoruma Shun ; translated by Shi-Lin Loh
Control code
ocn947119045
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 295 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824858247
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225wz8r
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947119045
Label
Islands of protest : Japanese literature from Okinawa, edited by Davinder L. Bhowmik and Steve Rabson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tree of butterflies
  • by Medoruma Shun ; translated by Aimée Mizuno
  • Island confinement
  • by Sakiyama Tami ; translated by Takuma Sminkey
  • Swaying, swinging
  • by Sakiyama Tami ; translated by Kyoko Selden and Alisa Freedman
  • Backbone
  • by Tōma Hiroko ; translated by Victoria Young
  • Inner words
  • by Kiyota Masanobu ; translated by Masaki Kinjo
  • Hope
  • White Ryukyuan tombs
  • by Mabuni Chōshin ; translated by Jon Holt
  • Okinawa! Where will you go now?
  • by Yamanokuchi Baku ; translated by Jon Holt
  • The human pavilion
  • by Chinen Seishin ; translated by Robert Tierney
  • by Medoruma Shun ; translated by Steve Rabson
  • The Kunenbo orange trees
  • by Yamagusuku Seichū ; translated by Carolyn Morley
  • Black diamonds
  • by Ōta Ryōhaku ; translated by Amy C. Franks
  • Taiwan woman : record of a fish shoal
  • by Medoruma Shun ; translated by Shi-Lin Loh
Control code
ocn947119045
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 295 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824858247
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225wz8r
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947119045

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