Lecture: Okinawan Identity and Independence

Dr. Taira is Emeritus Professor of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and for the past two decades has been the Editor and Publisher of The Ryukyuanist, a newsletter which has connected and informed scholars and researchers of Okinawa Studies of developments in the field. He has written extensively on the quest of Okinawans for self-determination, and will discuss the range of meanings and forms that Okinawan independence might take, including the “one-Japan, two systems of governance” proposal that has surfaced in since recent years. He will also be part of an informal “Talk Story discussion on Okinawan Identity” hosted by the Center for Japanese Studies at the UH at Manoa campus on Wednesday, September 5, from 3:00-4:30 pm in Moore 319 (Tokioka Room). Both of these appearances are made possible through a grant of the UH Diversity Fund. [Via UHWO News.]

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 from 12:30pm to 1:45pm in Room E-103, UHWO
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 from 3pm to 4:30pm in Moore 319 (Tokioka Room), UHM

[Nifee to Charlene for the info. 😀 ]

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