|Title:||The Chinese Nail Murders (Judge Dee #6)|
|Publisher:||The University of Chicago Press|
|Tags:||detective, fiction, mystery, China, Judge Dee (Fictional character)|
Detective Judge Dee is appointed to the magistrate of Pei-chow - a distant frontier district in the barren north of the ancient Chinese Empire. It is here that he is faced with three strange and disturbing crimes: the theft of precious jewels, the disappearance of a girl in love, and the fiendish murder involving the nude, headless body of a woman. And even more curious, the crimes seem to be linked together by clues from a popular game of the period, the Seven Board.--Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for van Gulik, Robert Hans
Robert Hans van Gulik (1910-1967) was a Dutch writer, linguist, diplomat, calligrapher, and gujin player. His father was a medical officer and travelled in the Dutch colonies (Indonesia) which allowed his son Robert to study Chinese and other languages. Robert received his PhD in Chinese studies from Utrecht university and joined the Dutch foreign service, serving principally in Japan and China. While in Tokyo in a secondhand bookstore, van Gulik came across a copy of the Dee Goong An (English title: Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee) by an anonymous 18th century Chinese author. “Goong an” or “gong an” refers to “magistrate cases,” that is crime fiction where the detective is a magistrate/judge. And the Judge Dee in question is Di Renjie (630-700 AD), a celebrated official of the later Tang era and chancellor to Wu Zetian, a rare female ruler of China. He translated the book into English and published it in 1949. The character, culture, and genre inspired him to continue Judge Dee’s adventures eventually writing nearly 20 books which are featured here on Faded Page.
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