Dutch Mandarin: The Life and Work of Robert Hans van Gulik by H. de Vries-van der Hoeven

Dutch Mandarin: The Life and Work of Robert Hans van Gulik

byH. de Vries-van der Hoeven, C. D. Barkman

Kobo ebook | February 22, 2019

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Diplomat, Asian scholar, author, polyglot, polymath, passionate lover of life in all its forms, Robert van Gulik researched and wrote prolifically on a wide range of Asian subects, such as Chinese scroll mounting, sexual life in China and the Chinese lute—an instrument that he was also mastered as a musician. In addition to his more esoteric writings, van Gulik achieved wide popular fame as the author of a series of mystery novels based on the life of semi-fictional Judge Dee in ancient China.
Two former colleagues and close acquaintances of van Gulik have combined their own experiences with recollections of family and other contemporaries, as well as detailed entries in the diaries of the man himself to provide us with an entertaining and highly readable portrait of a remarkable life.
A must-read for the Asian specialist as well as van Gulik’s many admirers among the general public.

Title:Dutch Mandarin: The Life and Work of Robert Hans van GulikFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 22, 2019Publisher:Orchid PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9745242179

ISBN - 13:9789745242173