HAWLEY & SAKAMAKI: The Founding of UHM Ryukuan Studies

3 PM, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hamilton Library Room 401
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Light refreshments will be served.


The Library’s Asia Collection is home to world-renowned Sakamaki/Hawley Collection that contians over 5,000 items, the bulk of which being Ryūkyū and Okinawa source materials dating back to the 1400s to the 1960s, written in various European languages, Chinese, Japanese, and “Uchināguchi,” the Ryukyuan language. This collection became an integral part of the UHM library treasures thanks to Frank Hawley (1906-1961), an English journlist and an avid book collector with personal ties with Japan, and Dr. Shunzō Sakamaki (1906-1973), a professor of history at UHM and the “father of Ryukyuan Studies” at UHM.

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