Next COS Monthly Lecture: “Continuity and Change in Shuri-Style Kumiwudui”

January 27, 2015

Kumiwudui, the classical dance-drama of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, was first performed in 1719 for the king and his court after its creation by Tamagusuku Chōkun. After the kingdom ended in 1879, certain noble families passed down the court form, known … Continue reading

Matsuro and Tsuruko Nakasone Endowment Fund Applications Now Being Accepted

December 19, 2014

Matsuro and Tsuruko Nakasone Endowment Fund Application period for the Matsuro and Tsuruko Nakasone Endowment Fund is now open. UHM students, particularly graduate students, are encouraged to apply. See below or go to for more information. The purpose of … Continue reading

COS Monthly Lecture: Tuesday, September 30

September 27, 2014

Please join us for the first COS Lecture of the year.  Dr. Lonny Carlile of the Asian Studies Program and Center for Japanese Studies will speak on “RESIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY IN PRACTICE: Japanese Law and Government in the US-Administered Okinawa, 1952-72.”  … Continue reading

Just released — BREAKING THE SILENCE: Lessons of Democracy and Social Justice from the Honouliuli Internment and POW Camp, Hawai`i

July 18, 2014

Social Process in Hawai`i, volume 45, features research on the Honouliuli Internment and POW Camp located in west O`ahu.  The collection of articles covers diverse facets of Hawai`i unique World World II experience. The book will be available  for purchase … Continue reading

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