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Yunte Huang discusses and signs Charlie Chan

Many feared the five-foot-tall Hawaiian cop, Chang Apana, who was infamous for the bullwhip that dangled from his hand. Born in 1871, Apana evolved into an island legend and was catapulted into a pop-culture icon as the legendary Cantonese detective Charlie Chan, as featured in six books by Earl Derr Biggers and over 40 films. Huang examines the evolution of Charlie Chan, notorious for his grammatical difficulties and knack for turning Oriental wisdom into singsong Chinatown blues, as well as Apana's rough-and-tumble career, Hawaii's virulent racism, and the distorted perceptions the fictional Chan created.


Event date: 
Friday, September 24, 2010 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
91101 Pasadena
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History Cover Image
Please call for price (626)449-5320.
ISBN: 9780393069624
Availability: Out of Print
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 30th, 2010