By Candace Fujikane, Jonathan Y. Okamura
Asian Settler Colonialism is a groundbreaking assortment that examines the jobs of Asians as settlers in Hawai'i. members from numerous fields and disciplines examine elements of Asian settler colonialism to demonstrate its different operations and effect on local Hawaiians. Essays diversity from analyses of jap, Korean, and Filipino payment to debts of Asian settler practices within the legislature, the legal commercial complicated, and the U.S. army to reviews of Asian settlers' claims to Hawai'i in literature and the visible arts.
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In effect, Hawaiian prisoners were exiled away from their homeland when Hawaiians as a people are pursu32 ✴ Introduction ing domestic and international claims for sovereignty and lands. Sonoda argues that radical new answers that strive to eliminate the real reasons for and problems behind incarceration will be possible only when Hawaiian land and sovereignty are returned to Natives. S. colonialism. In this section ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui and Kapulani Landgraf reveal and document the settler interests inscribed on Native land through literature and art.
Asian settlers’ persistent celebration of a multicultural “local” community and their contrasting representations of Hawaiian nationalism as racially divisive reveal more about the political interests underpinning the limits of a settler imagination than about the Hawaiian nationalist movement itself. As Asian settler scholars and activists committed to the need for social and political justice that drove the Third World Strike, we need to hold ourselves accountable for the ways our settler scholarship and practices undermine the struggles of Native peoples for their indigenous human rights.
Like settler historiography in other places that attempts to redeem the settler state by casting it as a multicultural nation, Asian settler historiography in Hawai‘i is also premised on a linear emplotment of history that celebrates the multicultural, mixed-race “local” society as a corrective to both Hawai‘i’s colonial “past” and the “divisiveness” of Hawaiian nationalism. ” 85 I return here to an examination of Eileen Tamura’s essay, “Using the Past to Inform the Future: An Historiography of Hawai‘i’s Asian and Pacific Islander Americans” (2000), and her assertion that a study of “local” identity provides a “new” direction for a historiography of “Asians and Pacific Islander Americans” in Hawai‘i.