A plan by the U.S. and Japan to build a new military base in a place called Henoko has brought Okinawa into the news lately. Prof. Christy, an expert in the history of Japan, social science, colonialism, and nationalism, will present a history of American Japanese post WWII relations specifically as they pertain to Okinawa. This will set the stage for looking at modern relations with Okinawa, where a recent gubernatorial election revealed strong opposition to the base construction.
Alan S. Christy is Associate Professor of History, East Asian Studies Director, and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCSC General Meetings
Our members gather monthly, September through May inclusive, except in December, on the third Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Stevenson College Event Center to socialize, conduct business, and hear a speaker, often a UCSC professor. We greet, meet, and eat (coffee & cake), and interact with a speaker of note. At the first meeting of the year after the summer break, in September, in lieu of hearing from a speaker, we find out about and sign-up for interest groups.