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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.

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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


    National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist (Biography)
    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.

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