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Description - Crime And Punishment In Ancient China: The T'ang-yin-pi-shih by Robert H. Van Gulik

Presents a record of 144 criminal and civil court cases, judged in courts of ancient China, spanning a period of some 1,400 years of country's history from around 300 BCE. The T'ang-Yin-Pi-Shih' is a record of 144 criminal and civil court cases, judged in the courts of ancient China, spanning a period of some 1,400 years of the country's history from around 300 BCE. During this period, China's judiciary was chosen from among the ranks of the country's scholar-officials, who, dispatched to various parts of the Empire often with little or no prior training in the legal'

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789745240919
ISBN-10: 9745240915
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 183mm x mm)
Pages: 212
Imprint: Orchid Press Publishing Limited
Publisher: Orchid Press Publishing Limited
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: Thailand

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Author Biography - Robert H. Van Gulik

Robert H. van Gulik (1910-1967) was educated in Leiden and Utrecht, and served in the Dutch diplomatic service in China, Korea, Japan and the USA, among other postings. Fluent in Chinese and Japanese and a skilled calligrapher, he was the author of acclaimed studies on Asian interests, and also the popular series of detective novels, based in ancient China and featuring the semi-historical Judge Dee Gong-An. It will soon become evident to fans of Judge Dee that van Gulik drew much inspiration for his novels from the T'ang-Yin-Pi-Shih.

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