By Yunte Huang
Hailed as “irrepressibly lively and entertaining” (Pico Iyer, Time) and “a attention-grabbing cultural survey” (Paul Devlin, Daily Beast), this provocative first biography of Charlie Chan offers American background in a manner that it hasn't ever been informed earlier than.
Yunte Huang ingeniously strains Charlie Chan from his actual beginnings as a bullwhip-wielding detective in territorial Hawaii to his reinvention as a literary sleuth and Hollywood movie icon. Huang eventually resurrects the “honorable detective” from the graveyard of detested postmodern symbols and reclaims him because the embodiment of America’s wealthy cultural range.
The result's the most significantly acclaimed books of the 12 months and a “deeply own . . . voyage into racial stereotyping and the humanizing strength of tale telling” (Donna Seaman, Los Angeles Times).
Macavity Award Nominee for top Mystery-Related Nonfiction (2011)
Anthony Award Nominee for most sensible serious Nonfiction (2011)
Edgar Award for top severe Biographical (2011)
Choice journal: selection notable educational identify (2011)
California publication Award Gold Medal for Nonfiction (2010)
Agatha Award Nominee for top Nonfiction (2010)
Marfield Prize (National Award for humanities Writing) Nominee (2010)
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Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang