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Okinawa Studies Research Guide: Home

This guide to introduce you to resources on Comtenporary Okinawan issues.

About GW Okinawa Collection

GW Okinawa Collection builds on the existing collection in the the Japan Resource Center and features scholarly materials that explore Okinawa from the past to the present from multiple perspectives. Established in June 2015, the Okinawa Collection is a collaboration between the Okinawa Prefectural Government and GW Gelman Library. Generously funded by the Okinawa Government, the Okinawa Collection features scholarly materials on Okinawa from the past to the present from multiple perspectives. 

The Collection includes the following topics:

  • Arts (Performing, Visual and Martial)
  • Battle of Okinawa
  • Diaspora
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Films
  • New! Folktales
  • Gender Issues
  • Graphic Novels (Manga)/Pictorial books
  • Islands
  • Languages
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Okinawa/Ryukyuan Cuisine & History
  • Peace Studies (coming soon)
  • Photography
  • Prominent Okinawans
  • Public Health
  • Senkaku Islands
  • Textiles
  • U.S. Military Base Issues

GW-subscribed Databases (Login required)

Asian Studies Databases (including general databases with Asia-focused content)

To see more databases on Asian studies, please visit the Global Resources Comprehensive database Guide on Asia.

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GW-subscribed Newspaper Databases (Login required)

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