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Asian Settler ColonialismFrom Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii$
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Candace Fujikane and Jonathan Y. Okamura

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824830151

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.001.0001

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Anatomy of a Dancer

Anatomy of a Dancer

Place, Lineage, and Liberation

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Asian Settler Colonialism

Peggy Myo-Young Choy

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter traces its author's own dance movements back through a family history of resistance in Hawai‘i that leaves us with important lessons for Asian settlers to consider. Her aunt's early advocacy for Korean women in Hawai‘i and her parents' activism in anti-war demonstrations, anti-development protests, ethnic studies protests, and Hawaiian struggles challenge the myth that we are insulated as individual Asian settler groups from each other and from complicity in the colonial domination of Hawaiians. This millennium's challenge will be for Koreans and other Asian groups living in the islands to begin to listen to Hawaiian stories, danced or otherwise told, in order to see history for what it is, and what can be done for future generations.

Keywords:   dance, resistance, Asian settlers, activism, Hawaiian stories, colonial domination, Korean women

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