Transcending Cultural Boundaries: Robert van Gulik’s Judge Dee Detective Stories

Sabrina Yuan Hao

Abstract


"Van Gulik’s fiction can...be regarded as a hybrid of Western and Chinese crime-writing traditions. This article examines the hybridity of van Gulik’s texts from a perspective of narrative structure and narrative conventions of the genre; that is, how van Gulik brings together the Chinese and Western crime-fiction traditions to create new forms and meanings. This hybridization occurs on two levels: retelling the story and modifying novelistic features."

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