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Title:
The Chinese lake murders
Author:
Gulik, Robert Hans van, 1910-1967.
Physical Description:
viii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780226848655
Format :
Book

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The Chinese Lake Murders describes how Judge Dee solves three difficult cases in A.D. 666, shortly after he has been appointed magistrate of Han-yuan.

"[Robert van Gulik] deftly interweaves three criminal cases involving exotic yet universally recognizable characters, then has his Judge Dee provide a surprising yet most plausible solution."-- New York Times Book Review


Author Notes

Robert H. Van Gulik was born in the Netherlands on August 9, 1910. He joined the Dutch Foreign Service in 1935. From 1942-1945, he was secretary for the Dutch mission to Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government in Chongqing, China. During this time, he translated a number of Chinese texts including Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Dee Goong An). He proceeded to write sixteen of his own Judge Dee novels. His scholarly works included Siddham: An Essay on the History of Sanskrit Studies in China and Japan, Hayagriva: Horse Cult in Asia, and Sexual Life in Ancient China. He died on September 24, 1967.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Map of Han-yuan
Preface
IntroductionDonald F. Lach
Dramatis Personae The Chinese Lake Murders