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Charlie Chan : the untold story of the honorable detective and his rendezvous with American history

Author: Yunte Huang
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A biography of cinematic hero Charlie Chan, based on the real-life Chinese immigrant detective, Chang Apana, whose bravado inspired mystery writer Earl Derr Biggers to depict his fictional sleuth as a wisecracking and wise investigator rather than a stereotype.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Chang Apana
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yunte Huang
ISBN: 9780393069624 0393069621 9780393340396 0393340392
OCLC Number: 449865408
Description: xx, 354 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The "real" Charlie Chan --
Sandalwood Mountains --
Canton --
Paniolo, the Hawaiian cowboy --
The Wilders of Waikiki --
"Book 'em, Danno!" --
Chinatown --
The See Yup man --
Desperadoes --
Double murder --
pt. 2. Charlie Chan's pop --
The other Canton --
Lampoon --
The raconteur --
The house without a key --
pt. 3. Charlie Chan, the Chinaman --
The heathen Chinee --
Fu Manchu --
Charlie Chan, the Chinaman --
Kaimuki --
Pasadena --
A meeting of East and West --
pt. 4. Charlie Chan at the movies --
Hollywood's Chinoiserie --
Yellowface --
Between the real and the reel --
Rape in paradise --
The Black Camel --
Racial parables --
pt. 5. Charlie Chan carries on --
Charlie Chan in China --
Charlie Chan soldiers on --
The Fu Manchurian candidate --
Will the real Charlie Chan please stand up? --
Appendix 1 : A list of Charlie Chanisms --
Appendix 2 : A list of Charlie Chan films.
Responsibility: Yunte Huang.

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Short-listed for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Book. An ingenious and absorbing book . . . It will permanently  Read more...

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Provocative and totally unique, Charlie Chan expands the yellowface debate with mischievous humor and a compelling sense of irony. In bringing the actual Honolulu detective, Chang Apana and his Read more...

 
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