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Title:
The haunted monastery and The Chinese maze murders : two Chinese detective novels, with 27 illustrations by the author
Author:
Gulik, Robert Hans van, 1910-1967.
Uniform Title:
Haunted monastery
Publication Information:
New York : Dover Publications, 1977.
Physical Description:
328 pages ; illustrations ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780486235028
Format :
Book

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Summary

Two full novels by Orientalist and diplomat Robert van Gulik recount the further fictional adventures of the renowned Judge Dee, a real-life magistrate and statesman of seventh-century T'ang China. Accurate in their background and thrillingly imaginative and original in their storytelling, van Gulik's novels abound in atmospheric entertainment. 27 illustrations.


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)


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