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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 a variety of fields and disciplines examine points of Asian settler colonialism to demonstrate its diversified operations and influence on local Hawaiians. Essays variety from analyses of jap, Korean, and Filipino payment to debts of Asian settler practices within the legislature, the felony commercial complicated, and the U.S. army to evaluations of Asian settlers' claims to Hawai'i in literature and the visible arts.

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In addition to these population percentages, the 2000 census data regarding the educational, economic, and occupational status of different groups make visible the ethnic/racial stratification of Hawai‘i. S. Census for ethnic groups in Hawai‘i indicate that Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans and Whites continue to be the dominant groups in the ethnic stratification order, while Native Hawaiians and Filipino Americans continue to occupy subordinate positions” 78 (see table 2). The subordination of Hawaiians in their own homeland becomes even more striking when we examine other indices that register political power in Hawai‘i.

96 In it I argued that “local” Asians in Hawai‘i who do not identify either with Asian nation-states or the United States imagine themselves as an unstable “Local Nation” predicated upon anxieties over the illegitimacy of their claims to 28 ✴ Introduction Hawai‘i. Although my intent was to support Hawaiians, Haunani-Kay Trask incisively criticizes my use of the term “Local Nation” in her essay reprinted in this collection. She writes, Ideologically, the appearance of this “local nation” is a response to a twentyyear old sovereignty movement among Hawaiians.

Instead, the United States imposed statehood on Hawai‘i without providing political alternatives such as independence, thus violating Native Hawaiians’ rights to self-government. “Hawaiian Sovereignty” then outlines what that self-government would look like under Ho‘okupu a Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i, the master plan for Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i. The following section, “Settler-Dominated State Apparatuses: The State Legislature and the Prison-Industrial Complex,” focuses on state apparatuses and Asian settlers who serve as colonial administrators.

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