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"The rarest of treats: a work of exhaustively researched popular history that reads like a dime-store romance."
--Pico Iyer, Time
"One of the most entertaining, informative, and provocative books I have read in a long time."
--David Thomson, The New Republic
"A scintillating, provocative work of discovery, a voyage into racial stereotyping and humanizing force of storytelling."
--Donna Seaman, Los Angeles Times
"Capacious...Always entertaining...Very original, good humored, and passionately researched."
--Richard Schickel, New York Times
"Provocative and unique, Charlie Chan expands the yellowface debate with mischievous humor and a compelling sense of irony."
"Astute and engaging cultural history."
--Richard Bernstein, New York Review of Books
"A great delight...Bracing and expansive."
--Jill Lepore, The New Yorker
"A significant work of American history written in a stimulating and masterful way."
"An absorbing study of art taking on a life of its own."