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Judge Dee Mysteries (12 Book Series) to Judge Dee at Work . These are delightful stories.

Judge Dee Mysteries (12 Book Series) to Judge Dee at Work: Eight Chinese Detective Stories (Judge Dee Mysteries). Try Kindle Countdown Deals Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Not just because Judge Dee is so clever at solving crimes. But because of the total immersion we get into everyday life in seventh-century China. Van Gulik's illustrations are always fun and help us picture the judge at work in his long sleeves and peaked hat. Judge Dee was a magistrate, and in those times the magistrate served as detective, judge and jury. We get a fascinating picture of the Tang justice system in these stories.

Judge Dee at Work: Eight Chinese Detective Stories (Judge Dee Mysteries)

Judge Dee at Work: Eight Chinese Detective Stories (Judge Dee Mysteries). Reading the preface is critical.

Judge Dee presided over his imperial Chinese court with a unique brand of Confucian justice. In this, the second book in Robert van Gulik's classic mystery series of ancient China, Judge Dee. John Dee's five books of mystery : original sourcebook of Enochian magic : from the collected works known as Mysteriorum libri quinque. The Practical Angel Magic of John Dee's Enochian Tables. 68 MB·6,358 Downloads

Judge Dee at Work book. I still enjoy Robert van Gulik's Judge Dee mysteries the most of those I have read which are set in China

Judge Dee at Work book. Nice collection of detective stories by Judge Dee. I brought it for my trip to China and reading it there gave me a whole new perspective. Entertaining, well-written and nice for a short trip. I still enjoy Robert van Gulik's Judge Dee mysteries the most of those I have read which are set in China. What a scholar he was and what an amusing sense of humor. I chuckle when I see his line drawings.

The eight short stories in Judge Dee at Work cover a decade during which the judge served in four different provinces of the . Robert van Gulik (1910–67) was a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese history and culture

The eight short stories in Judge Dee at Work cover a decade during which the judge served in four different provinces of the T’ang Empire. From the suspected treason of a general in the Chinese army to the murder of a lonely poet in his garden pavilion, the cases here are among the most memorable in the Judge Dee series. Robert 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. Библиографические данные.

The eight short stories in Judge Dee at Work cover a decade during which the judge served in four different provinces of the T’ang Empire. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: University of Chicago PressReleased: Jul 15, 2010ISBN: 9780226848983Format: book. carousel previous carousel next. The Lacquer Screen: A Chinese Detective Story.

Judge Dee (also, Judge Di) is a semi-fictional character based on the historical figure Di Renjie, county magistrate and statesman of the Tang court

Judge Dee (also, Judge Di) is a semi-fictional character based on the historical figure Di Renjie, county magistrate and statesman of the Tang court. The character appeared in the 18th-century Chinese detective and gong'an crime novel Di Gong An. After Robert van Gulik came across it in an antiquarian book store in Tokyo, he translated the novel into English and then used the style and characters to write his own original Judge Dee historical mystery stories.

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The eight short stories in Judge Dee at Work cover a decade during which the judge served in four different provinces of the T’ang Empire

The eight short stories in Judge Dee at Work cover a decade during which the judge served in four different provinces of the T’ang Empire.

The eight short stories in Judge Dee at Work cover a decade during which the judge served in four different provinces of the T’ang Empire. From the suspected treason of a general in the Chinese army to the murder of a lonely poet in his garden pavilion, the cases here are among the most memorable in the Judge Dee series.

Comments: (7)

Marilace
Judge Dee of this series is based off of an actual person, magistrate Dee Jen-djieh, from the Tang Dynasty of China. The author, Robert Van Gulik, based these cases off of actual events from the period. I have been fascinated with the Tang Dynasty since I first read two of China's most famous poets, Li Po and Tu Fu. I was actually looking for historical books on the Tang Dynasty when this book was recommended and I thought why not?

Is it the best crime fiction I have ever read? Well no but it does have some interesting characters and good stories. Plus for me I get a little insight into the Tang Dynasty and how people lived. But if you like historical mysteries then these 8 short stories are just the ticket. Also it was fun trying to solve the murder (yes each story has a murder) but unfortunately sometimes you have to wait until the end of the story have Judge Dee explain it to you as there are not enough clues given throughout the story to solve the case - but again it was fun to try.

The stories follow a similar pattern, a crime is committed and the reader then follows Judge Dee and his assistants as they discover how it was done and by whom. This is light and pleasurable reading. You will not be held in breathtaking suspense, but you will find yourself listening in on intriguing conversations.

This was my first read of a Judge Dee book but I plan on reading others.
Yozshunris
These are delightful stories. Not just because Judge Dee is so clever at solving crimes.
But because of the total immersion we get into everyday life in seventh-century China.

That includes the Judge's everyday life too - his pleasant home life with three agreeable wives and numerous children, his frequent changes into ceremonial robes, his constant tea drinking and occasional indulgences in wine, and his dashing about to crime scenes on horseback and by palankeen.

The crimes described in these stories are varied and perplexing: the murder of an elderly poet while contemplating the moon in his garden pavilion; the murder probably by crossbow of a military commander; the hacking to pieces of a pawnbroker; a murder disguised as a suicide. The judge solves mysteries affecting the fate of common people, and even solves a case affecting the fate of the nation.

Judge Dee is always encountering half-dressed women in his investigations - a damsel in distress, or a woman of easy virtue trying to distract him. But the judge is a man of perfect probity, and never wavers from the pursuit of truth. Van Gulik invariably illustrates these scenes. He liked drawing half-dressed women. Van Gulik's illustrations are always fun and help us picture the judge at work in his long sleeves and peaked hat.

Judge Dee was a magistrate, and in those times the magistrate served as detective, judge and jury. We get a fascinating picture of the Tang justice system in these stories. Van Gulik was a respected mid-twentieth-century scholar of ancient China, and everything he wrote is impeccably authentic.

No mystery lover or history buff should miss the Judge Dee mysteries. These short stories can be enjoyed at any point in your reading of the series, though you might want to read the novels first, starting with The Chinese Gold Murders.
Hamrl
This collection of short detective stories featuring Judge Dee solving crimes in ancient China is delightful,. The ten tales collected here provide mystery reading pleasure equal to any of the Dee novels.. Robert Van Gulik disregards historical accuracy in order to give the reader a vivid sense of entering a new world.

This is the only collection of Dee stories written by Van Gulik. A Chinese scholar has more recently written a Dee collection of short mysteries, and is also narrating new Dee novels. In introductions to these works, the author explains how he is correcting mistakes Van Gulik made about Chinese history, and also errors in the translation of the original Chinese manuscripts which feature Dee, one of China's historical and mythologica detectives. Van Gulik quickly abandoned his original intention to recreate the mysteries provided in the ancient texts. Insttead he has made up his own puzzles for Dee to solve.

I prefer the Van Gulik works over the more recent Dee creations. Van Gulik has a gentle hand, and presents a coherent imaginative universe filled with Chinese lore and customs. HIs gentleness is reflected in his ilustrations to the Dee novels which he published, and which the Kindle versions pleasantly preserve. And Van Gulik is a careful Sinologis who informs the reader in afterwords about liberties he has taken with history.

For many years, this unique series of Dee mystieries has been difficult to collect, available in a variety of editions, under a multitude of different publishers. Many the novels have been out of print for some time. Amazon has done mystery readers a fine service by assembling all the Van Gulik/Judge Dee fiction in inexpensive Kindle format.

I give this story collection, and the entire Van Gulik/Judge Dee line of mysteries, my highest recommendation.
Judge Dee at Work: Eight Chinese Detective Stories (Judge Dee Mysteries) download epub
Contemporary
Author: Robert van Gulik
ISBN: 0226848663
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press (April 15, 2007)
Pages: 174 pages