Charlie Chan in a New Light

Yunte Huang’s examination of Charlie Chan, the Chinese detective that was featured in 40 movies beginning in 1934, has caught the attention of many reviewers. On NPR’s Fresh Air, critic Maureen Corrigan says Huang reveals that Chan was not always considered an outrageous stereotype. In his time, he was celebrated in China as the only positive portrayal of a Chinese character in American film.

The book is also featured in the current issue of Time magazine (Watching the Detective), was reviewed by Charles McGrath in the NY Times (Charlie Chan: A Stereotype and a Hero) and in today’s B&N Review (The Legacy of Charlie Chan).

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
Yunte Huang
Retail Price: $26.95
Hardcover: 354 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company – (2010-08-23)
ISBN / EAN: 0393069621 / 9780393069624

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