Henry Chang is an Asian-American detective story author from New York City. Born and raised in Chinatown, Chang bases his Detective Jack Yu Series primarily in this setting, and his objective “insider’s” view influences the development of his stories’ settings. His series focuses on the violence and poverty in Chinatown which he witnessed as he grew up.
In 2011, Chang was honored by Hamilton Madison House, an organization for improving impoverished areas of Manhattan, for his literary contributions to historic Chinatown. He has been featured at the Asian American Literary Festivaland has done readings in collaboration with the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City and the Museum of Chinese in America.
Autobiography for Quais du Polar
I spent a lifetime in Chinatown New York City, writing the stories of immigrant Chinese who are ‘perpetual foreigners’, invisible in the Western point of view.
THIS is how we live, love, struggle and dream. So welcome to da ‘hood!
I hope you enjoy the ‘Beat’…
: After Dark, My Sweet, Jim Thompson
: Casablanca, Michael Curtiz
: Raymond Chandler
:I’m a fan of the saxophone, musicians like Gato Barbieri and Candy Dulfer