The Real “Charlie Chan” in Hawaii

Updated May 26, 2020 The fictional detective “Charlie Chan” was based on the real-life Honolulu detective Chan Apana, whose father came from Southern China to Hawaii in the 1800s to work on the sugar plantations. Towards the end of that century however, many Chinese men like Chan Apana who were raised in Hawaii, represented the … Continue reading The Real “Charlie Chan” in Hawaii