Hawaii’s Chinese roots run deep through isle history
By Bob Sigall
Feb. 23, 2018
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COURTESY LEE FAMILY
A photo of the Lee family, led by one of several prominent merchant and sugar planters in Pahoa, Hawaii.
COURTESY FLORENCE SHIM
The Secret Society Building on the Big Island, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Republic in 1921. The Hoong Moon Secret Society movement was designed to gather support throughout Hawaii for Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s efforts to overthrow China’s Manchu Dynasty and establish a republic.