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 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 3 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 4 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 6 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 6 months ago by Brittany
I first became aware of the Detective Dee or Judge Dee (Judge Di) stories when I saw the movie Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cherese A. Vines
Dutch diplomat and sinologist Robert Hans van Gulik (1910-67) apparently wrote 16 fiction and 1 translation of the exploits of historical Judge Dee (630-700 AD). Read morePublished 14 months ago by Neal J. Pollock
I first came across Judge Dee many years ago Nit Charlie Chan!as an historical Character and was referred to Van Gulik's fictionalized adaptations of the Judges cases. Read morePublished 16 months ago by JoeBrann
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... Read more