Transnationalism and Transition in the Ryūkyūs

  • Kelly Dietz
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series book series (PMSTH)


The inscription above is from a bronze plaque in the corner of what looks like a tiny park on the edge of San Ramon Hill, located just inland from Guam’s western coastline. Unless one knew of the historical site, it would be easy to pass by the small patch of grass without noticing the holes in the cream-colored stone of the hill, half hidden by tropical foliage. But our stop was intentional. My guide was Debbie Quinata, a leader and anti-US military base activist in the Chamorro community. It was our second day driving around the island, with Quinata offering a richly contextualized tour of US military presence in Guam. I had met her a month earlier in Okinawa, where she had been invited by anti-base activists to speak at an unofficial gathering to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa.


Indigenous People Japanese Government Liberal Democratic Party Civil Disobedience Citizen Relation 
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