Constancy & Change: The Movement to Demilitarize Okinawa - from the 1950s to the 21st Century

Center for Okinawan Studies Lecture Series

"Constancy & Change: The Movement to Demilitarize Okinawa - from
the 1950s to the 21st Century"

Two doctoral students at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa will make presentations on sixty-five years of diverse resistance by the movement to demilitarize Okinawa.

Mami Hayashi's presentation, "Military Bases in Okinawa: A Pressure for Migration," covers the contrast between pre-war and postwar emigration and how a desire to defuse domestic dissent led the pre-Reversion U.S. military and the U.S.-controlled Ryukyu Government to encourage migration from
Okinawa.

Rinda Yamashiro's presentation, "Women's Rights Perspective: A New Direction in the Anti-U.S. Base Movement in Okinawa," draws on empirical research to articulate how the contemporary Okinawan women have engaged in resistance against U.S. military bases.

Presenters:
Mami Hayashi (Ph.D. Student, American Studies)
Rinda Yamashiro (Ph.D. Student, Sociology)
Discussant:
Vincent Pollard (Lecturer, Asian Studies)
Vincent Pollard teaches in the Asian Studies Program and conducts research on anti-bases movements.

Date:
January 21, 2010 (Thursday)

Time:
3:00-4:30 pm

Location:
Center for Korean Studies Auditorium

Event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Center for Okinawan Studies, tel. 956-0902 /
956-5754
For disability access, please contact the Center for Okinawan Studies.
University of Hawai'i at M?noa
An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Institution
website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~pollard/conference.html

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