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Charlie Chan free pdf This is the first biography of the cinematic hero Charlie Chan, whose character was inspired by the real-life story of Chang Apana, a bullwhip-wielding, five-foot-tall Chinese-American immigrant detective whose raids on opium dens and gambling parlours made him a legend. Emerging against the backdrop of racially riven early-twentieth-century Hawaii, Apana's bravado inspired mystery writer Earl Derr Biggers to write six best-selling novels. The resulting Hollywood character was not a stereotypical "Chinaman" but a wisecracking sleuth with a knack for turning oriental wisdom into soup-alley Chinatown blues. Examining Chan in fact and fiction, Huang follows this untold story from the beaches of Waikiki to the studios of Hollywood.

About Yunte Huang

Yunte Huang is a Guggenheim Fellow and a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Transpacific Imaginations and Charlie Chan, which won the 2011 Edgar Award and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography. Having come of age in China as a student in the time of Tiananmen, Huang now lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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Author : Yunte Huang
Publisher : WW Norton
Data Published : 01 October 2011
ISBN : 0393340392
EAN : 9780393340396
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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