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Charlie Chan : The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
by Yunte Huang


Overview - Hailed as irrepressibly spirited and entertaining (Pico Iyer, Time) and a fascinating cultural survey (Paul Devlin, Daily Beast), this provocative first biography of Charlie Chan presents American history in a way that it has never been told before.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Hailed as irrepressibly spirited and entertaining (Pico Iyer, Time) and a fascinating cultural survey (Paul Devlin, Daily Beast), this provocative first biography of Charlie Chan presents American history in a way that it has never been told before. Yunte Huang ingeniously traces Charlie Chan from his real beginnings as a bullwhip-wielding detective in territorial Hawaii to his reinvention as a literary sleuth and Hollywood film icon. Huang finally resurrects the honorable detective from the graveyard of detested postmodern symbols and reclaims him as the embodiment of America s rich cultural diversity. The result is one of the most critically acclaimed books of the year and a deeply personal . . . voyage into racial stereotyping and the humanizing force of story telling (Donna Seaman, Los Angeles Times)."


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  • ISBN-13: 9780393340396
  • ISBN-10: 0393340392
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: August 2011
  • Page Count: 354
  • Dimensions: 8.24 x 5.52 x 0.97 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.68 pounds


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Books > Social Science > Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Books > History > United States - State & Local - West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT
Books > Literary Criticism > Mystery & Detective Fiction

 
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