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Fictional American People of Chinese Descent: Charlie Chan, Jubilee, Damian Wayne, American Dragon: Jake Long, Talia Al Ghul

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Published August 19th 2011
ISBN : 9781233091607
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52 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 50. Chapters: Charlie Chan, Jubilee, Damian Wayne, American Dragon: Jake Long, Talia al Ghul, The Life and Times ofMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 50. Chapters: Charlie Chan, Jubilee, Damian Wayne, American Dragon: Jake Long, Talia al Ghul, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, Ling Woo, Atom, Kwai Chang Caine, Wong, The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Colleen Wing, Grunge, Jimmy Woo, Hay Lin, Ada Wong, Tunnel Rat, Melissa Mao, George Huang, Jia Kenmin, Black Widow, Fever, Stuff the Chinatown Kid, Li Chen, Harry Kim. Excerpt: Charlie Chan is a fictional Chinese-American detective created by Earl Derr Biggers in 1923. Loosely based on Honolulu detective Chang Apana, Biggers conceived of the benevolent and heroic Chan as an alternative to Yellow Peril stereotypes, such as villains like Fu Manchu. Chan is a detective of the Honolulu police, though many stories feature Chan traveling the world as he investigates mysteries and solves crimes. Chan first appeared in Biggers novels, but went on to be featured in a number of media. Over four dozen films featuring Charlie Chan have been made, beginning in 1926. The character was at first portrayed by Asian actors, and the films met with little success. In 1931, the Fox Film Corporation cast Swedish actor Warner Oland as Chan in Charlie Chan Carries On- the film was a success, and Fox went on to produce 15 more Chan films with Oland in the title role. After Olands death, American actor Sidney Toler was cast as Chan- Toler made 22 Chan films, first for Fox and then for Monogram Studios. After Tolers death, six more films were made, starring Roland Winters. In addition, a number of Spanish- and Chinese-language Chan films were made during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. American-made Chan films were shown in China to much success, where the character was popular and respected. More recent film adaptations in the 1990s have been unsuccessful. The character has also been featured in several radio programs, two television shows, and a number ...