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Lang Matl
Author Huang, Yunte.

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

Imprint New York : W. W. Norton, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  HV7571.H3 H83 2010    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  HV7571.H3 H83 2010    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xx, 354 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-336) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Apana, Chang, 1871-1933.
Chan, Charlie (Fictitious character)
Detectives -- Hawaii -- Biography.
ISBN 9780393069624