June 2010
Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Socie;Summer2010, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p39
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The article discusses the significance of U.S. historian George H. Kerr's work on the history of the Ryukyu Islands and Okinawa, Japan. Author of the book "Ryukyu: Kingdom and Province Before 1945," Kerr is considered the father of Taiwanese independence since he was a specialist in the Taiwanese military and government. His work is seen as a rearrangement of fragmented memory to justify a separate people, such as the Ryukyuans and the Taiwanese, from the nation-state to which they belong.


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