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Hokkaido : A History of Ethnic Transition and Development on Japan's Northern Island (Paperback)

Author: Irish, Ann B.

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Japanese people have lived on the country's other three main islands--Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku--for many centuries, but ethnic Japanese, or Wajin, began coming to Hokkaido in large numbers only in the latter half of the nineteenth century. This book tells the story of Japan's aboriginal people, the Ainu, followed by that of foreign explorers and ethnic Japanese pioneers. The book pays close attention to the Japanese-Russian conflicts over the island, including Cold War confrontations and more recent clashes over fishing rights and the Hokkaido-administered islands seized by the U.S.S.R. in 1945.


Publisher McFarland Publishing
Mfg Part# 9780786444496
SKU 211430498
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0786444495
Release Date 10/14/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0370
Publisher McFarland & Company
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