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.
Judge Dee of this series is based off of an actual person, magistrate Dee Jen-djieh, from the Tang Dynasty of China. Read morePublished 1 month ago by G. Messersmith
Very interesting coverage of chinese culture of that era.Published 2 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 6 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 6 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 8 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 8 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 13 months ago by Cherese A. Vines