The Wisdom of Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan, the fictional Chinese-American police detective first appeared in Earl der Bigger's novel, House Without a Key (1925). The novel is set in Hononulu, where Chan is a detective on the police force. A total of six novels featured Chan: On film Charlie Chan first appears in earnest in Charlie Chan Carries On (1931) starring Warner Oland. One feature of the movie adaptations is Chan's frequent use of Chinese proverbs and quotes at appropriate moments. These are the focus of this website.

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