The Maigret Of The T'ang

Dutch sinologist and diplomat Robert van Gulik wrote books on Chinese art, painting, music and animals - and a famous series of mystery novels based on a real-life, historical character, Judge Dee, who was active under the T'ang dynasty.

Janwillem van de Wetering, himself a thriller writer and van Gulik's biographer, explores the extraordinary career of Judge Dee's creator.

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Dutch sinologist and diplomat Robert van Gulik wrote books on Chinese art, painting, music and animals - and a famous series of mystery novels based on a real-life, historical character, Judge Dee, who was active under the T'ang dynasty.

Janwillem van de Wetering, himself a thriller writer and van Gulik's biographer, explores the extraordinary career of Judge Dee's creator.