Willow Pattern

ISBN-10: 0226848752
ISBN-13: 9780226848754
Edition: 2009
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Description: As Judge Dee copes with the administration of the plague-ridden Imperial Capital, he must also bring his skills to bear on the mystery of two seemingly unconnected murders that could mean the extinction of the city's oldest, most aristocratic  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

As Judge Dee copes with the administration of the plague-ridden Imperial Capital, he must also bring his skills to bear on the mystery of two seemingly unconnected murders that could mean the extinction of the city's oldest, most aristocratic families. "All the charm, cruelty and fragile magic of China in the Tang Dynasty."--Chicago Sun-Times "A tense and exotic mystery."--Publishers Weekly Robert van Gulik (1910-67) was a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese history and culture. He drew his plots from the whole body of Chinese literature, especially from popular detective novels that appeared in the seventeenth century.

Matthew J. Streb is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University. He is the author or editor of several books including The New Electoral Politics of Race and Academic Freedom at the Dawn of a New Century: How Terrorism, Governments, And Culture Wars Impact Free Speech.Robert H. Van Gulik was born in Holland in 1910. He was a diplomat, an expert in esoteric Buddhism, and a scholar of Chinese history and culture. He mastered ancient Chinese musical instruments and calligraphy. He translated a number of Chinese texts, including Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Dee Goong An): An Authentic Eighteenth-Century Detective Novel and later used the character in his own stories. He died in 1967.

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A meeting in a dark street A girl assaulted by four ruffians Judge Dee receives Mrs. Mei A lady kneels before the judge Judge Dee has tea in the Willow Abode Ma Joong saves a drowning girl Judge Dee in the boudoir of a dead lady Ma Joong and Chiao Tai view two bodies Coral's dance A cruel tyrant and his victim Judge Dee in the guestroom of the Mei mansion The judge questions a suspect A man meets his dead mistress A young girl takes vengeance

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