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Series: Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376040-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7604-0
... This chapter investigates the significance of the Miyako Island Peasantry Movement, which unfolded between 1893 and 1895. This movement, which forced the Japanese state to revise its Preservation of Old Customs Policy is read as an act of refusal that exposed the function that the discourse...
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By Wendy Matsumura
Series: Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society
Published: 23 February 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7604-0
... Preservation of Old Customs Miyako Island Sakishima Sasamori Gisuke Internal colonialism ...
Series: Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376040-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7604-0
... This chapter examines the tensions that emerged in the late nineteenth century between the first generation of Okinawa’s intellectuals and female weavers soon after the Miyako island peasantry. It focuses on the conflicts that took place between local advocates of the movement to reform old...