The iconic character of Charlie Chan has been around for nearly eight decades. Created by Earl Derr Biggers in 1925, the character made his first appearance in the detective novel, The House Without a Key. Biggers wanted to create an Asian-American character that wasn’t an evil Chinese stereotype; instead he opted to make Chan a heroic detective who solved mysteries wherever he goes. Biggers would end up writing six Charlie Chan-based novels over his career.
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