Charlie Chan : The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History (Reprint)

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Charlie Chan : The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History (Reprint)

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  • W W Norton & Co Inc(2011/08発売)
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  • ポイント 17pt
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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 354 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780393340396
  • DDC分類 B

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This is the first biography of the cinematic hero Charlie Chan, whose character was inspired by the real-life story of Chang Apana, a bullwhip-wielding, five-foot-tall Chinese-American immigrant detective whose raids on opium dens and gambling parlours made him a legend. Emerging against the backdrop of racially riven early-twentieth-century Hawaii, Apana's bravado inspired mystery writer Earl Derr Biggers to write six best-selling novels. The resulting Hollywood character was not a stereotypical "Chinaman" but a wisecracking sleuth with a knack for turning oriental wisdom into soup-alley Chinatown blues. Examining Chan in fact and fiction, Huang follows this untold story from the beaches of Waikiki to the studios of Hollywood.