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Robert Hans van Gulik (???) (August 9, 1910, Zutphen - September 24, 1967, The Hague) was a highly educated orientalist, diplomat, musician (of the guqin) and writer, best known for the Judge Dee mysteries, the protagonist of which he borrowed from the 18th century Chinese detective novel Dee Goong An.

Van Gulik was the son of a medical officer in the Dutch army of what was then called the Dutch East Indies (modern-day Indonesia). He was born in the Netherlands but from the age of three till twelve he lived in Batavia (now Jakarta) where he was tutored in Mandarin and other languages. He went to the University of Leyden in 1934 and obtained his Ph.D in 1935. His talents as a linguist suited him for a job in the Dutch Foreign Service which he joined in 1935 and he was then stationed in various countries, mostly in East Asia (Japan and China).

He was in Tokyo when Japan declared war on the Netherlands in 1941 but he, and the rest of the Allied diplomatic staff, were evacuated in 1942. He spent most of the rest of World War II as the secretary for the Dutch mission to Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government in Chongqing. While in Chongqing he married a Chinese woman (Shui Shifang), the daughter of an Imperial mandarin (under the Manchu Dynasty). Together they had four children.

After the war ended, he returned to the Netherlands then went to the United States as the Councillor of the Dutch embassy in Washington D.C.. He returned to Japan in 1949 and stayed there for the next four years. While in Tokyo he published his first two books, Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee and a privately published book of erotic colored prints from the Ming dynasty. Later postings took him all over the world from New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Beirut (during the 1958 Civil War) to The Hague. From 1965 until his early death from cancer in 1967 he was the Dutch ambassador to Japan.

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Total Books: 123
The Phantom of the Temple  A Judge Dee Mystery
2007 - The Phantom of the Temple a Judge Dee Mystery [Judge Dee Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780226848778
ISBN-10: 0226848779
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 8

Judge Dee at Work  Eight Chinese Detective Stories
2007 - Judge Dee at Work Eight Chinese Detective Stories [Judge Dee Mysteries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780226848662
ISBN-10: 0226848663
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 6

The Chinese Maze Murders
2007 - The Chinese Maze Murders [Judge Dee] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780226848785
ISBN-10: 0226848787
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 9

Poets and Murder  A Judge Dee Mystery
2005 - Poets and Murder a Judge Dee Mystery [Gulik, Robert Hans Van, Judge Dee Mystery.] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780226848761
ISBN-10: 0226848760
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 8

The Red Pavilion
2005 - The Red Pavilion [Judge Dee] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780226848730
ISBN-10: 0226848736
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 6

The Chinese Nail Murders A Judge Dee Detective Story
2005 - The Chinese Nail Murders a Judge Dee Detective Story (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060751395
ISBN-10: 0060751398
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3

The Chinese Lake Murders
2005 - The Chinese Lake Murders [Judge Dee] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060751401
ISBN-10: 0060751401
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 5

Murder in Canton A Judge Dee Mystery
2004 - Murder in Canton a Judge Dee Mystery (Paperback)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780226848747
ISBN-10: 0226848744
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 7

The Chinese Gold Murders
2004 - The Chinese Gold Murders [Judge Dee] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060728670
ISBN-10: 0060728671
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 9

The Chinese Bell Murders
2004 - The Chinese Bell Murders [Judge Dee] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060728885
ISBN-10: 0060728884
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 11

El Biombo Lacado
2003 - El Biombo Lacado (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788435035323
ISBN-10: 8435035328
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The Lacquer Screen
2002 - The Lacquer Screen (Paperback)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780958127424
ISBN-10: 0958127425
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Affaires rsolues  l'ombre du poirier  Un manuel chinois de jurisprudence et d'investigation policire du XIIIe sicle
Ubijstvo po-kitajski Zoloto / The Chinese Gold Murders
2002 - Ubijstvo Po-kitajski Zoloto / the Chinese Gold Murders (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9785941450527
ISBN-10: 5941450524
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Mord im Labyrinth
2000 - Mord Im Labyrinth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783257213812
ISBN-10: 3257213816
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Trafic d'or sous les T'ang
1999 - Trafic D'or Sous Les T'ang (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782264005960
ISBN-10: 2264005963
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Le mystre du labyrinthe
1999 - Le Mystre Du Labyrinthe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782264006509
ISBN-10: 2264006501
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Assassins et potes
1999 - Assassins Et Potes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782264006974
ISBN-10: 2264006978
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Merkwrdige Kriminalflle des Richters Di
1998 - Merkwrdige Kriminalflle Des Richters Di (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783257230147
ISBN-10: 3257230141
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The Haunted Monastery
1997 - The Haunted Monastery [Judge Dee] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780226848792
ISBN-10: 0226848795
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 5

The Emperor's Pearl  A Judge Dee Mystery
1994 - The Emperor's Pearl a Judge Dee Mystery [A Judge Dee Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780226848723
ISBN-10: 0226848728
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
 8

1991 - Nagelprobe in Pei-tscho [German Edition] (Paperback)
1987 - The Emperor's Pearl [Judge Dee - Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1985 - L'enigme Du Clou Chinois [French Edition] (Paperback)
1980 - The Monkey and the Tiger [Judge Dee] (Paperback)Paperback
1979 - Poets and Murder [Judge Dee] (Paperback)Paperback
1976 - Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee [aka Dee Goong An - Judge Dee] (Paperback)
1973 - The Fox-magic Murders [Judge Dee] (Paperback)