I’ve actually read all of those Charlie Chan novels. I want to write about race/racism in them, but I need to sit down and organize my thoughts about that. There’s so many different components: the anti-Japanese sentiment, racism as a tell-tale sign of class, the way Charlie Chan is treated by his friends, etc. Let’s not even get into how the native Hawaiians are depicted.
In the meantime, I’m going to try to grab a copy of this: