Rohmer, Sax: The Bride of Fu-Manchu
Sax Rohmer introduced Dr. Fu Manchu to the world in 1911 in a series of novels in which Fu Manchu tries to take over the world and is prevented from doing so only by the British pluck of Denis Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie. The latter two are in the tradition of Sherlock Holmes and Watson.
Fu Manchu featured extensively in cinema, television, radio, comic strips and comic books for over 90 years, and has become the stereotype of the evil genius and of the Yellow Peril which, in the early 20th. Century purportedly threatened the existence of the West.