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Charlie Chan : the untold story of the honorable detective and his rendezvous with American history / Yunte Huang.

Huang, Yunte. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780393069624 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0393069621 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xx, 354 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-336) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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 -- Charlie Chan's pop. The other Canton ; Lampoon ; The raconteur ; The house without a key -- Charlie Chan, the Chinaman. The heathen Chinee ; Fu Manchu ; Charlie Chan, the Chinaman ; Kaimuki ; Pasadena ; A meeting of East and West -- Charlie Chan at the movies. Hollywood's Chinoiserie ; Yellowface ; Between the real and the reel ; Rape in paradise ; The Black Camel ; Racial parables -- 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 I. A list of Charlie Chanisms -- Appendix II. A list of Charlie Chan films.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 July #1
    *Starred Review* The Charlie Chan we know from the movies (played by Swedish actor Warner Oland) had two strands to his DNA: E. D. Biggers' immensely popular Charlie Chan novels and the actual man on whom Biggers based his tales. The model for Biggers' canny Honolulu detective was Chang Apana, who rose from Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) in the 1890s to Humane Society officer to Honolulu cop and detective in the early twentieth century. Chang's beat concentrated on the notorious gambling dens, scenes and seeds of drugs and violence in the labyrinth of Honolulu's Chinatown. Huang, who was born in China and is a professor of English at the University of California, brings a wealth of perspective on the treatment of Chinese, both historically and in fiction, to this work. Readers will learn a great deal about how the Chinese fared as plantation workers in Hawaii, about Hawaiian history, about Chang, about Biggers, and about the meaning of the Chan oeuvre, both books and movies. Huang also works in his own story of immigrating to the U.S., which is both stirring and illuminating. This is a beautifully written analysis of racism and an appreciation of Charlie Chan and Chang Apana, made credible by Huang's background. As Huang says, As a man from China, a Chinese man come to America, I say: ‘Chan is dead! Long live Charlie Chan!' Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Apana, Chang, 1871-1933.
Chan, Charlie (Fictitious character)
Detectives > Hawaii > Biography.
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