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

View: 564

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

View: 608

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

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

View: 402

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

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

View: 396

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'.

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

View: 651

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).

Mystery Fanfare

... MURDER CASE ( film ) Van Greenaway , Peter THE MEDUSA TOUCH Van
Greenaway , Peter THE MEDUSA TOUCH Van Gulik , Robert CELEBRATED
CASES OF JUDGE DEE Van Gulik , Robert CELEBRATED CASES OF JUDGE
DEE ...

Mystery Fanfare

Author: Michael L. Cook

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879722302

Page: 441

View: 650

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.

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

View: 602

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 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.)
 ...

The Haunted Monastery and The Chinese Maze Murders

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486235025

Page: 328

View: 543

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.

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

View: 291

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.

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), ...

Imagining Global Amsterdam

Author: Marco de Waard

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089643672

Page: 316

View: 763

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.

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.

100 One Night Reads

Author: David C. Major

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307480895

Page: 336

View: 592

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.

Donegal Fairy Stories

64pp . 5 % 6 x 8 % . 26466 - 1 Pa . $ 1 . 00 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 .

Donegal Fairy Stories

Author: Seumas MacManus

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486219714

Page: 256

View: 551

Discover 10 favorite folk tales, all epitomizing the special charm and enchantment of the Irish imagination. Capturing the distinct flavor and language of old Ireland, the stories include "Hookedy-Crookedy" and "The Snow, the Crow and the Blood." Includes 33 full-page illustrations by Frank Verbeck, one of L. Frank Baum's favorite artists.

The Autobiography of a Kiowa Apache Indian

$1.00 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 ...

The Autobiography of a Kiowa Apache Indian

Author: Charles S. Brant

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486148289

Page: 160

View: 271

Ethnological classic details life of 19th-century Native American — childhood, tribal customs, contact with whites, government attitudes toward tribe, much more. Editor's preface, introduction and epilogue. Index. 1 map.

Technique in Chess

$1.00 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 ...

Technique in Chess

Author: Gerald Abrahams

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486229539

Page: 215

View: 117

"Not what to do, but how to do it": 200 examples of end-game play, values of pieces, relative merits of different pawns, gaining the advantage, control of the center, more.

Lindbergh

Index of first lines. 64pp. x 81⁄4. 264661 Pa. $1.00 CELEBRATED CASES OF
JUDGE DEE (DEE GOONG AN), translated by Robert van Gulik. Authentic
18thcentury Chinese detective novel; Dee and associates solve three interlocked
cases.

Lindbergh

Author: Leonard Mosley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614562X

Page: 496

View: 380

Fascinating account of Lindbergh's childhood, days as a barnstormer, historic 1927 transoceanic solo flight and its aftermath, the Hauptmann trial, and much more. Source Notes. Index. 40 halftone illustrations.

Mathematical Snapshots

00 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 ...

Mathematical Snapshots

Author: Hugo Steinhaus

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486409146

Page: 311

View: 614

Numerous photographs, diagrams explain mathematical phenomena in series of thought-provoking expositions. From simple puzzles to more advanced problems, topics include psychology of lottery players, arrangement of chromosomes in a human cell, new and larger prime numbers, more. Fascinating glimpse into the world of numbers. 1969 edition. 391 black-and-white illustrations.

A Daughter of the Middle Border

Index of first lines. 64pp. × 81⁄4. 26466-1 Pa. $1.00 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.

A Daughter of the Middle Border

Author: Hamlin Garland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486148459

Page: 432

View: 452

Pulitzer Prize-winning sequel to A Son of the Middle Border continues the author's autobiographical theme and deals sensitively with Garland's marriage and later career, as well as the challenges of pioneer life in 19th-century mid-America.

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

View: 922

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.

Places for Dead Bodies

... and society for setting and place. His first book, Celebrated Cases of Judge
169 Dee, was a straightforward translation of an eighteenth-century Chinese
MURDER IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT The Seventh-Century China of Robert Van
Gulik.

Places for Dead Bodies

Author: Gary J. Hausladen

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292779364

Page: 224

View: 727

From Tony Hillerman's Navajo Southwest to Martin Cruz Smith's Moscow, an exotic, vividly described locale is one of the great pleasures of many murder mysteries. Indeed, the sense of place, no less than the compelling character of the detective, is often what keeps authors writing and readers reading a particular series of mystery novels. This book investigates how "police procedural" murder mysteries have been used to convey a sense of place. Gary Hausladen delves into the work of more than thirty authors, including Tony Hillerman, Martin Cruz Smith, James Lee Burke, David Lindsey, P. D. James, and many others. Arranging the authors by their region of choice, he discusses police procedurals set in America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Europe, Moscow, Asia, and selected locales in other parts of the world, as well as in historical places ranging from the Roman Empire to turn-of-the-century Cairo.