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- DescriptionJudge 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 rewned Sherlock Holmes. I assure you it is a compliment t 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 vels that first appeared in the seventeenth century.
- Author BiographyRobert van Gulik (1910 67) was a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese history and culture. His many works include sixteen Judge Dee mysteries, a study of the gibbon in China, and two books on the Chinese lute.
- Author(s)Robert H. van Gulik
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication01/09/1995
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight227 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine12 mm
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