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Robert van Gulik
Robert Hans van Gulik (Chinese: 髙羅佩; pinyin: Gāo Luópèi) was an orientalist, diplomat, musician (of the guqin), and writer, best known for the Judge Dee historical mysteries, the protagonist of which he borrowed from the 18th-century Chinese detective novel Dee Goong An. show more
Robert Hans van Gulik (Chinese: 髙羅佩; pinyin: Gāo Luópèi) was an orientalist, diplomat, musician (of the guqin), and writer, best known for the Judge Dee historical mysteries, the protagonist of which he borrowed from the 18th-century Chinese detective novel Dee Goong An.
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Birth date: August 09, 1910
Died: September 24, 1967
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Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 3 months ago
In this book, Judge Dee handles three cases. In the first, two traveling silk merchants stay at a hostel and are later found murdered. The hostel owner is accused of robbing and killing them, although it's immediately clear to Judge Dee that there's more to the case than that. In the second, Judge D...
Leopard
Leopard rated it 6 years ago
After the Dutch diplomat, orientalist and author Robert van Gulik (1910-1967) translated the Ming dynasty mystery novel Dee Goong An (Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee) http://leopard.booklikes.com/post/796630/celebrated-cases-of-judge-dee-by-an-anonymous-ming-dynasty-author into English and had it ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
I had read this before--decades ago as a teen and can't say even after reading it again I could say I remembered it--which is a point against it. It's a historical mystery set in China's Tang Dynasty around 700 AD and featuring Judge Dee. He's a historical figure with the kind of legendary reputatio...
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book reviews forevermore rated it 6 years ago
“An Authentic Eighteenth Century Chinese Detective Novel.” One aspect of books and reading that I don’t often consider is the extent to which storytelling is a cultural form, often arising out of long-standing tradition. Modern American writing has such an emphasis on telling a good story as wel...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it 6 years ago
Okay, I admit it. My reading material tends to be not only Euro-centric, but Anglo-centric. While I went through a phase of absorbing quite a bit of European folklore, I have never really read much Asian mythology or ancient texts. That's going to change. I recently read Wilkie Collins' Moonston...
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