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- DescriptionThe 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 prior training in the legal arts, fulfilled the role of both investigative detective and court judge in the provincial centres of the land. Casebooks such as the T'ang-Yin-Pi-Shih were thus essential tools of the appointees, providing guidance and precedence to which to refer, when the courts were confronted with challenging cases.
- Author BiographyRobert H. van Gulik (1910-1967) was educated in Leiden and Utrecht, and served in the Dutch diplomatic service in China, Korea, Japan and the USA, among other postings. Fluent in Chinese and Japanese and a skilled calligrapher, he was the author of acclaimed studies on Asian interests, and also the popular series of detective novels, based in ancient China and featuring the semi-historical Judge Dee Gong-An. It will soon become evident to fans of Judge Dee that van Gulik drew much inspiration for his novels from the T'ang-Yin-Pi-Shih.
- Author(s)Robert H. Van Gulik
- PublisherOrchid Press Publishing Limited
- Date of Publication01/03/2007
- SubjectAncient History
- Country of PublicationThailand
- ImprintOrchid Press Publishing Limited
- Content Note1
- Weight739 g
- Width183 mm
- Height253 mm
- Spine20 mm
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