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Chang Apana
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Chang Apana (born Ah Ping Chang)
Born (1871-12-26)December 26, 1871
Died December 8, 1933(1933-12-08) (aged 61)
Other names Charlie Chan
Police career
Department Honolulu Police Department
Years of service 34
Rank Detective

Chang Apana (December 26, 1871 – December 8, 1933; traditional Chinese: 鄭阿平; simplified Chinese: 郑阿平; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhèng Āpíng; Wade–Giles: Cheng4 A1p'ing2; Jyutping: Zen6 Aa3ping4) was a Chinese-Hawaiian member of the Honolulu Police Department, first as an officer, then as a detective. He was acknowledged by Earl Derr Biggers as the inspiration for his fictional Asian detective character, Charlie Chan.

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