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Yunte Huang

Yunte Huang is a Guggenheim Fellow and a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Transpacific Imaginations and Charlie Chan, which won the 2011 Edgar Award and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography. Having come of age in China as a student in the time of Tiananmen, Huang now lives in Santa Barbara, California.


Books by Yunte Huang

  1. Book CoverThe Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature: Writings from the Mainland in the Long Twentieth Century

    A panoramic vision of the Chinese literary landscape across the twentieth century.More

  2. Book CoverCharlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History

    Winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Book and Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography: "An ingenious and absorbing book…It will permanently change the way we tell this troubled yet gripping story." —Jonathan SpenceMore

  3. Book CoverInseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History

    New York Times Critics’ Best of the Year
    One of NPR's Great Reads of 2018
    A Newsweek Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

    With wry humor, Shakespearean profundity, and trenchant insight, Yunte Huang brings to life the story of America’s most famous nineteenth-century Siamese twins.