Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee

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

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486233376

Category: Fiction

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
Categories: Fiction

Dee Goong an

Dee Goong an

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub

ISBN: UVA:X000383617

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

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Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee

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 ...

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486233375

Category: Fiction

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
Categories: Fiction

Judge Dee at Work

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 . . .

Author: Robert van Gulik

Publisher: Calypso Press Limited

ISBN: 1876725052

Category: China

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'.
Categories: China

Murder in Ancient China

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.

Author: Robert van Gulik

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226146881

Category: Fiction

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?
Categories: Fiction

The Lore of the Chinese Lute

The Lore of the Chinese Lute

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

Author: Robert H. Van Gulik

Publisher:

ISBN: 9745241318

Category:

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.
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The Phantom of the Temple

The Phantom of the Temple

He drew his plots from the whole body of Chinese literature, especially from the popular detective novels that first appeared in the seventeenth century.

Author: Robert van Gulik

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226848973

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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Judge Dee presided over his imperial Chinese court with a unique brand of Confucian justice. A near mythic figure in China, he distinguished himself as a tribunal magistrate, inquisitor, and public avenger. Long after his death, accounts of his exploits were celebrated in Chinese folklore, and later immortalized by Robert van Gulik in his electrifying mysteries. In The Phantom of the Temple, three separate puzzles—the disappearance of a wealthy merchant's daughter, twenty missing bars of gold, and a decapitated corpse—are pieced together by the clever judge to solve three murders and one complex, gruesome plot. “Judge Dee belongs in that select group of fictional detectives headed by the renowned Sherlock Holmes. I assure you it is a compliment not given frivolously.”—Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times Robert Van Gulik (1910-67) was a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese history and culture. He drew his plots from the whole body of Chinese literature, especially from the popular detective novels that first appeared in the seventeenth century.
Categories: Fiction

The Chinese Gold Murders

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

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226848647

Category: Fiction

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
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The Judge Dee Novels of R H van Gulik

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 ...

Author: J.K. Van Dover

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476617411

Category: Literary Criticism

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Chinese Bell Murders

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

Author: Robert van Gulik

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226848620

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

View: 834

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
Categories: Fiction

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: 9004039171

Category: China

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.
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The Novel An Alternative History 1600 1800

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 ...

Author: Steven Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623565190

Category: Literary Criticism

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).
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mystery Fanfare

Mystery Fanfare

... THE SANDS OF WINDEE WINGS ABOVE THE DIAMANTINA A GOLDEN
FLEECING TOPAZ ( film ) FRAIL ON NORTH ... Robert CELEBRATED CASES
OF JUDGE DEE Van Gulik , Robert CELEBRATED CASES OF JUDGE DEE Van
Gulik ...

Author: Michael L. Cook

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879722304

Category: Reference

Page: 441

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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.
Categories: Reference

Crime and Punishment in Ancient China

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.

Author: Wanrong Gui

Publisher:

ISBN: 9745240915

Category: History

Page: 198

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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
Categories: History

The Haunted Monastery and The Chinese Maze Murders

The Haunted Monastery and The Chinese Maze Murders

FOREWORD After the appearance of my translation of the old Chinese detective
novel Dee Goong An, * I was asked to search for other Chinese ... (Reprinted by
Dover Publications, Inc., in 1976 under the title Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee.)
 ...

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486235028

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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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.
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Rates and Equilibria of Organic Reactions as Treated by Statistical Thermodynamic and Extrathermodynamic Methods

Rates and Equilibria of Organic Reactions as Treated by Statistical  Thermodynamic  and Extrathermodynamic Methods

$5.95 CELEBRATED CASES OF JUDGE DEE (DEE GOONG AN), translated by
Robert Van Gulik. Authentic 18th-century Chinese detective novel; Dee and
associates solve three interlocked cases. Led to Van Gulik's own stories with
same ...

Author: John E. Leffler

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486660680

Category: Science

Page: 458

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Graduate-level text stresses extrathermodynamic approach to quantitative prediction and constructs a logical framework that encompasses and classifies all known extrathermodynamic relationships. Numerous figures and tables. Author and Subject Indexes.
Categories: Science

Imagining Global Amsterdam

Imagining Global Amsterdam

The international outlook of Dutch crime fiction is a case in point. ... Gulik (1910-
67) published an English translation of an anonymous eighteenthcentury
Chinese collection of crime stories, Dee Goong An (Celebrated Cases of Judge
Dee), ...

Author: Marco de Waard

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789089643674

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Imagining Global Amsterdam gaat over het beeld van Amsterdam in film, literatuur, visuele kunst en in het moderne stedelijke discours, in het bijzonder in de context van de mondialisering. De essays gaan onder andere dieper in op Amsterdam als een lieu de mémoire van de vroeg-moderne wereldhandel. Wat betekent deze herinnering in de hedendaagse cultuur? Waarom verwijzen zo veel contemporaine films en romans naar dit verleden terug? Ook het (inter)nationale imago van Amsterdam als een multicultureel en ultra-tolerant ‘%x;global village’%x; komt aan bod. Waarom is dit beeld zo persistent, en hoe heeft het zich in de loop van de laatste decennia ontwikkeld? Tot slot wordt ingegaan op de vraag hoe mondialiseringsprocessen ingrijpen in de stadscultuur, zoals in het prostitutiegebied op de Wallen en via de erfgoedindustrie. Hoe manifesteert de mondialisering zich in de stad, en welke rol speelt beeldvorming daarbij? Deze bundel vormt een rijk geschakeerd onderzoek naar de relatie tussen Amsterdam, mondialisering en stedelijke beeldvorming. Marco de Waard is als docent literatuurwetenschap verbonden aan het Amsterdam University College.
Categories: Social Science

John Searle and His Critics

John Searle and His Critics

ROBERT A. COOKE, CPA, has owned or co-owned three successful small businesses and is the author of six books, including Doing Business Tax-Free and How to Start Your Own S Corporation, Second Edition, both from Wiley.

Author: Ernest LePore

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631156364

Category: Brain

Page: 405

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ROBERT A. COOKE, CPA, has owned or co-owned three successful small businesses and is the author of six books, including Doing Business Tax-Free and How to Start Your Own S Corporation, Second Edition, both from Wiley.
Categories: Brain

100 One Night Reads

100 One Night Reads

He was raised in an atmosphere that would have seemed very exotic to most
Europeans but which in his case ... he translated one oi them, Celebrated Cases
of judge Dee, and had it published in a small private edition to give to his friends.

Author: David C. Major

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307480897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Readers everywhere know that nothing soothes the spirit like sinking into a really good book. If you're one of that happy band, you'll quickly recognize the authors of this inspired reading guide as kindred spirits. Here David and John Major have chosen one hundred books that can each be delightfully consumed in one quiet evening. Covering categories from fantasy to fiction, history to humor, mystery to memoir, this addictive volume features books to match all your moods—by both celebrated writers and gifted unknowns, including: • Russell Baker • Willa Cather • Raymond Chandler • F. Scott Fitzgerald • Graham Greene • Edith Hamilton • Dashiell Hammett • Helene Hanff • Ernest Hemingway • Patricia Highsmith • Shirley Jackson • Henry James • W. Somerset Maugham • Mary McCarthy • Walter Mosley • Vladimir Nabokov • Patrick O'Brian • Barbara Pym • Phillip Roth • Vikram Seth • Isaac Bashevis Singer • C. P. Snow • Dylan Thomas • Evelyn Waugh • Edith Wharton • Laura Ingalls Wilder • Virginia Woolf Each selection contains an entertaining discussion of what makes the book special, from an adventurous writing style to a unique sense of humor. The Majors also share insights about the authors and literary anecdotes, as well as recommend other gems on a similar subject or by the same author. A literary companion to relish and refer to again and again, 100 One-Night Reads is a masterpiece in its own right! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Literary Criticism