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The Judge Dee novels of R.H. van Gulik : the case of the Chinese detective and the American reader

Author: J Kenneth Van Dover
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Van Dover, J.K.
Judge Dee Novels of R.H. van Gulik : The Case of the Chinese Detective and the American Reader.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2014
Named Person: Robert Hans van Gulik; Robert Hans van Gulik
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Kenneth Van Dover
ISBN: 9781476617411 1476617414
OCLC Number: 896794207
Description: 1 online resource (461 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction: The Historical Dí Rénjié (Judge Di); One; Judge Dee and the Two Traditions of the Detective Story; Two; The Judge Dee Novels; 6. The Haunted Monastery; Three; From Heathen Chinee to Magistrate Dee: China and the Chinese in American Literature, 1880-1972; Appendix 1: The Six Ages of American Relations with China; Appendix 2: Judge Dee Chronologies; Appendix 3: China in American Fiction: A Chronology; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; List of Names and Terms.
Responsibility: J.K. Van Dover.

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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 Chi.

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