Lecture on ‘Father of Okinawan Studies’ on 5/23/16 at U of HI

Rodney HeaderCOS Lecture Series: “Ifa Fuyu in Context — Ryukyuan History and World War II Meeting in South Okinawa”

Featuring M. Ishida, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Dr. Ishida, a memberr of the Center for Okinawan Studies, is currently a visiting researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo. He has spent much of the previous academic year in south Okinawa conducting research on Ifa Fuyu (1876 – 1947), widely recognized as the “Father of Okinawan Studies,” and other important modern Okinawan intellectuals. Following a brief introduction of Ifa Fuyu’s life and work, this talk re-examines the context in which Ifa published one of his most controversial newspaper articles on the Battle of Okinawa in 1945.

Monday, May 23, 2016, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Moore Hall Room 258

Event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact COS at 956-5754 or cos@hawaii.edu

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