Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee

Tells of a celebrated seventh-century Chinese magistrate's investigation of a double murder among traveling merchants, the fatal poisoning of a bride on her wedding night, and a murder in a small town

Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486233375

Page: 237

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Tells of a celebrated seventh-century Chinese magistrate's investigation of a double murder among traveling merchants, the fatal poisoning of a bride on her wedding night, and a murder in a small town

Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee

One of the most celebrated historical magistrates was Judge Dee, who lived in the seventh century A.D. This book, written in the eighteenth century by a person well versed in the Chinese legal code, chronicles three of Judge Dee's most ...

Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486233376

Page: 237

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Tells of a celebrated seventh-century Chinese magistrate's investigation of a double murder among traveling merchants, the fatal poisoning of a bride on her wedding night, and a murder in a small town

Judge Dee at Work

Seven foul crimes; seven cunning murderers brought to justice by the master-detective of China's glorious T'ang Empire. (And one innocent person exonerated). 'A rich new vein of detective fiction is worked by Mr van Gulik . . .

Judge Dee at Work

Author: Robert van Gulik

Publisher: Calypso Press Limited

ISBN: 9781876725051

Page: 155

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Seven foul crimes; seven cunning murderers brought to justice by the master-detective of China's glorious T'ang Empire. (And one innocent person exonerated). 'A rich new vein of detective fiction is worked by Mr van Gulik . . . Entertaining, instructive and impressive'.

Murder in Ancient China

Judge Dee—Confucian Imperial magistrate, inquisitor, and public avenger, based on a famous statesman—was Dutch diplomat and Chinese cultural historian Robert van Gulik’s (1910–67) lasting invention.

Murder in Ancient China

Author: Robert van Gulik

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022614688X

Page: 16

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Judge Dee—Confucian Imperial magistrate, inquisitor, and public avenger, based on a famous statesman—was Dutch diplomat and Chinese cultural historian Robert van Gulik’s (1910–67) lasting invention. A welcome addition to the elite canon of fictional detectives, the Judge steps in to investigate homicide, theft, and treason and restores order to the golden age of the Tang Dynasty. In Murder in Ancient China’s first story, we watch as Judge Dee attempts to solve the mystery of an elderly poet murdered by moonlight in his garden pavilion; in the second, set on the eve of the Chinese New Year, the Judge makes two rare mistakes—will peril result?

The Lore of the Chinese Lute

The lute, ch'in or guqin is one of China's oldest and most revered musical instruments.

The Lore of the Chinese Lute

Author: Robert H. Van Gulik

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789745241312

Page: 312

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The lute, ch'in or guqin is one of China's oldest and most revered musical instruments. Records indicate that it has been a favourite of the literary classes for more than 2,500 years; Confucius himself was a great lover of the instrument. Over the centuries, it became representative of the life, taste and pastimes of the Chinese literati. In addition to its contributions to solo and orchestral musical arrangements, a wealth of symbolic meaning accrued to the lute over time. Not only was knowledge of the instrument reserved for the literati; its study was believed to be conducive to meditation and to facilitate intellectual enlightenment. While a significant body of literature has been written on the lute in Chinese, the present monograph is the first to assemble a broad picture of the instrument and its cultural significance in English. The author, a renowned Sinologue and linguist, studied the playing of the instrument under one of the most famous lute masters of his age.

The Phantom of the Temple

In The Phantom of the Temple, the clever Judge Dee pieces together these strange occurrences to reveal one complex and gruesome plot.

The Phantom of the Temple

Author: Robert van Gulik

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226848778

Page: 205

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On a wooded hill in the Lan-fang district, a phantom stalks in a century-old Buddhist temple and three mysteries unfold - the vanishing of a wealthy merchant's daughter, the disappearance of twenty bars of gold, and the discovery of a decapitated corpse. In The Phantom of the Temple, the clever Judge Dee pieces together these strange occurrences to reveal one complex and gruesome plot.

The Chinese Bell Murders

The great Chinese detective Judge Dee begins work on the most disquieting case of his career when he reviews the rape murder on Half Moon Street

The Chinese Bell Murders

Author: Robert van Gulik

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226848624

Page: 287

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The great Chinese detective Judge Dee begins work on the most disquieting case of his career when he reviews the rape murder on Half Moon Street

The Chinese Gold Murders

A series of bizarre and intriguing murders greet young Judge Dee when he accepts the post of magistrate of Peng-lai, a port city on the northeast coast of Shantung Province in seventh-century Imperial China

The Chinese Gold Murders

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226848648

Page: 214

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A series of bizarre and intriguing murders greet young Judge Dee when he accepts the post of magistrate of Peng-lai, a port city on the northeast coast of Shantung Province in seventh-century Imperial China

The Judge Dee Novels of R H van Gulik

Judge. Dee. Novels. Robert van Gulik's seventeen JudgeDee books fallinto
asequence offour stages. I.Prologue. First there is the translation,DeeGoong An,
first publishedin Americaina Doveredition titled Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee ...

The Judge Dee Novels of R H  van Gulik

Author: J.K. Van Dover

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476617414

Page: 264

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From 1949 to 1968 author Robert van Gulick wrote 15 novels, two novellas and eight short stories featuring Judge Dee, a Chinese magistrate and detective from the Tang dynasty. In addition to providing the setting for riveting mysteries, Dee’s world highlighted aspects of traditional Chinese culture through his personal relationships with his wives, his lieutenants and the citizens he served with dedication on the emperor’s behalf. This book gives a synopsis of each Judge Dee story, along with commentary on plots, characters, themes and historical details. Exploring van Gulik’s influence on Chinese and Western detective fiction and on the image of China in popular 20th century American literature, this study brings to light a significant contributor to the development of detective fiction.

Judge Dee at Work

Judge Dee at Work

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik

Publisher: Scribner Paper Fiction

ISBN: 9780684161792

Page: 174

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The eight short stories in Judge Dee at Work cover a decade during which the judge served in four different provinces of the T'ang Empire. From the suspected treason of a general in the Chinese army to the murder of a lonely poet in his garden pavilion, the cases here are among the most memorable in the Judge Dee series.

In 1961 Robert van Gulik published his pioneering overview of "Sexual Life in Ancient China," This edition of the work is preceded by an elaborate "introduction" by Paul Rakita Goldin assessing the value of Van Gulik's volume, the subject ...

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004039179

Page: 392

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In 1961 Robert van Gulik published his pioneering overview of "Sexual Life in Ancient China," This edition of the work is preceded by an elaborate "introduction" by Paul Rakita Goldin assessing the value of Van Gulik's volume, the subject itself, and its author. The introduction is followed by an extensive and up-to-date "bibliography" on the subject, which guides the modern reader in the literature on the field which appeared after the publication of Van Gulik's volume. One of the criticisms in 1961 regarded the Latin translations of passages deemed too explicit by Van Gulik. In this 2002 edition all Latin has for the first time been translated into unambiguous English, thus making the full text widely available to an academic audience.

The Novel An Alternative History 1600 1800

The only translated example I know of is the anonymous Celebrated Cases of
Judge Dee (Di gong an), written sometime in the 18th century, probably by a
retired magistrate.36 Judge Dee (Di Renjie, 629–700) was a statesman noted for
his ...

The Novel  An Alternative History  1600 1800

Author: Steven Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623565197

Page: 1024

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Winner of the Christian Gauss Award for excellence in literary scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Society Having excavated the world's earliest novels in his previous book, literary historian Steven Moore explores in this sequel the remarkable flowering of the novel between the years 1600 and 1800-from Don Quixote to America's first big novel, an homage to Cervantes entitled Modern Chivalry. This is the period of such classic novels as Tom Jones, Candide, and Dangerous Liaisons, but beyond the dozen or so recognized classics there are hundreds of other interesting novels that appeared then, known only to specialists: Spanish picaresques, French heroic romances, massive Chinese novels, Japanese graphic novels, eccentric English novels, and the earliest American novels. These minor novels are not only interesting in their own right, but also provide the context needed to appreciate why the major novels were major breakthroughs. The novel experienced an explosive growth spurt during these centuries as novelists experimented with different forms and genres: epistolary novels, romances, Gothic thrillers, novels in verse, parodies, science fiction, episodic road trips, and family sagas, along with quirky, unclassifiable experiments in fiction that resemble contemporary, avant-garde works. As in his previous volume, Moore privileges the innovators and outriders, those who kept the novel novel. In the most comprehensive history of this period ever written, Moore examines over 400 novels from around the world in a lively style that is as entertaining as it is informative. Though written for a general audience, The Novel, An Alternative History also provides the scholarly apparatus required by the serious student of the period. This sequel, like its predecessor, is a “zestfully encyclopedic, avidly opinionated, and dazzlingly fresh history of the most 'elastic' of literary forms” (Booklist).

Women of China

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Robert Van Gulik Publisher : Dover Publications 2 CELEBRATED CASES OF
JUDGE DEE ( DEE GOONG AN ) An Authentic Eighteenth - Century Chinese ...

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The Haunted Monastery and The Chinese Maze Murders

In 'The Haunted Monastery', Judge Dee and his wives seek refuge from a violent mountain storm and are plunged into a bizarre series of interrelated crimes.

The Haunted Monastery and The Chinese Maze Murders

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486235025

Page: 328

View: 741

In 'The Haunted Monastery', Judge Dee and his wives seek refuge from a violent mountain storm and are plunged into a bizarre series of interrelated crimes. Three women have been murdered in the monastery; Dee has seen something impossible, perhaps supernatural, and inexplicable events flash forth in the dark tangle of corridors and the Taoist Hell - a hall filled with statuary showing realistically the torments of Hell.

Focus on Asian Studies

One of the most celebrated historical magistrates was Judge Dee , who lived in
the seventh century A.D. in the eigthteenth century , a person well versed in the
Chinese legal code , chronicled three of Judge Dee's most celebrated cases ...

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Mystery Fanfare

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Mystery Fanfare

Author: Michael L. Cook

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879722302

Page: 441

View: 188

This work is a composite index of the complete runs of all mystery and detective fan magazines that have been published, through 1981. Added to it are indexes of many magazines of related nature. This includes magazines that are primarily oriented to boys' book collecting, the paperbacks, and the pulp magazine hero characters, since these all have a place in the mystery and detective genre.

Crime and Punishment in Ancient China

Fascinating glimpse into the world of traditional Chinese judicial systems through this record of 144 criminal and court cases, judged in courts of ancient China; entertaining and informative.

Crime and Punishment in Ancient China

Author: Wanrong Gui

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789745240919

Page: 198

View: 166

Presents a record of 144 criminal and civil court cases, judged in courts of ancient China, spanning a period of some 1,400 years of country's history from around 300 BCE. 'The T'ang-Yin-Pi-Shih' is a record of 144 criminal and civil court cases, judged in the courts of ancient China, spanning a period of some 1,400 years of the country's history from around 300 BCE. During this period, China's judiciary was chosen from among the ranks of the country's scholar-officials, who, dispatched to various parts of the Empire often with little or no prior training in the legal