The Untold Story of Charlie Chan

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Yunte Huang discusses Charlie Chan, the fictional detective based on Chang Apana, a detective from Honolulu, and how the character defined America’s distorted perceptions of Asians and Asian Americans. His book Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History, weaves the story of the evolution of the character of 'Charlie Chan' with the real-life detective Chang Apana’s rough-and-tumble career.