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



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).

Shortlisted 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 change the way we tell this troubled yet gripping story.” — Jonathan Spence

Title Charlie Chan
Subtitle The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
Author Yunte Huang
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Dewey Classification 790
Title First Published 15 August 2011
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 354 p.
ISBN-10 0393340392
ISBN-13 9780393340396
Publication Date 15 August 2011
Main content page count 354
Weight 32 oz.
List Price $16.95
 


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