Center for Okinawa Studies Conference 2009

“From Aza, through Sanzan, Loochoo, and Ryukyu, to Okinawa, to Uchinanchu Diaspora—Where is Okinawan Studies Headed?”

March 19th – March 21st, 2009
Hawaii Imin International Conference Center,
East West Center, Hawaiʻi

The first COS Okinawan Studies conference will feature scholars from UH, the US mainland, Okinawa and Japan and will examine ways in which the various areas of Okinawan Studies can be developed.

Specific topics include:

  • Okinawa Studies in Okinawa, Japan, North America and Europe (Keynote Speeches)
  • Diasporic Identities
  • Traditional Ryukyu
  • Performing Arts
  • Dictionary Production
  • Models of Collaboration
  • Language Revitalization
  • Literature
  • Contemporary Issues (Economy and Politics)
  • Contemporary Issues (Military Issues)
  • Textiles

More information as well as the conference registration form is available on the COS Okinawan Studies 2009 website.

(Nifee deebitan for the tip, Char!)