The Judge Dee Novels of R.H. van Gulik: The Case of the Chinese Detective and the American Reader

The Judge Dee Novels of R.H. van Gulik: The Case of the Chinese Detective and the American Reader

by J.K. Van Dover

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786496211
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

J.K. Van Dover has taught courses on the detective story in Germany, Austria, and China. He is the author of ten books on detective fiction.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix

Preface 1

Introduction: The Historical Dí Rénjié (Judge Di) 7

One. Judge Dee and the Two Traditions of the Detective Story 13

Two. The Judge Dee Novels 42

Three. From Heathen Chinee to Magistrate Dee: China and the Chinese in American Literature, 1880–1972 155

Appendix 1. The Six Ages of American Relations with China 217

Appendix 2. Judge Dee Chronologies 224

Appendix 3. China in American Fiction: A Chronology 228

Chapter Notes 235

Bibliography 243

Index 251

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