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.
I enjoyed these detective stories with the partially fictional figure of the wise Judge Dee (based on a real Judge Dee but adapted by the author). Read morePublished 27 days ago by Dr Yael Koginsky
Judge Dee of this series is based off of an actual person, magistrate Dee Jen-djieh, from the Tang Dynasty of China. Read morePublished 2 months ago by G. Messersmith
Very interesting coverage of chinese culture of that era.Published 3 months ago by Richard B. Heagler
I really like this astute, down-to-business ancient Chinese judge. He has a mind like a steel trap; yet he has compassion and insight into human foibles and follies. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Virginia V. Simpson
All of the Judge Dee novels and short stories and really engaging. I highly recommend them to anyone who like historical novels, or exploring a cultural heritage decidedly... Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. Henley
The T'ang dynasty in China (618 - 907) is generally considered China's "golden age" - it was cosmopolitan, urban (and urbane), and was a veritable melting pot of foreign culture... Read morePublished 9 months ago by doc peterson
This novel was an easy yet charming read. It allows a fictional yet mostly accurate look into different parts of the Chinese Tang dynasty. Read morePublished 9 months ago by BeeDee