Rise up: Okinawa protests against foreign occupation

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dc.contributor.author Dietrich, John Edwin, III
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-16T19:19:00Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-16T19:19:00Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/34499
dc.description.abstract Okinawa, Japan has a long history of struggle with Japan and the United States of America. Okinawa was annexed by the Japanese during the Shogunate, mistreated by Imperial Japan during World War II, destroyed during the Battle of Okinawa, and occupied by U.S. military. Okinawa hosts some of the largest U.S. military bases outside of the Continental United States. Since Okinawa has been occupied by the U.S. military since World War II, it also has a history of contentious politics and protests against the occupation. Okinawa’s economy and cultural identity within the domestic and international spheres with the U.S. military and the Government of Japan has shaped its political protest identities. The “Okinawan Struggle” has evolved and into a new form, but often seen as a long lasting and unified struggle. This thesis explores Okinawa’s different protest episodes during different governing administrations and different economic structures. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Military Occupation en_US
dc.subject Okinawa en_US
dc.subject Protest en_US
dc.subject Social Movement en_US
dc.title Rise up: Okinawa protests against foreign occupation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work en_US
dc.description.advisor Lisa Melander en_US
dc.date.published 2016 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US


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