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Erotic Colour Prints of the Ming Period (2 Vols): With an Essay on Chinese Sex Life from the Han to the Ch'ing Dynasty, B.C. 206- A.D. 1644. Authorized Reprint.
In 1949 the sinologist Robert van Gulik (also known now for his Judge Dee mysteries) purchased in a Tokyo curio-shop a set of printing blocks of a Ming Erotic Album. Two years later the album, with an extensive treatise, was published by Van Gulik himself in a 50 copies print run, sent to a small group of Sinological libraries, as the erotic prints and other data ought not ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published November 28th 2003 by Brill
(first published 1989)
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Robert Hans van Gulik was a Dutch diplomat best know for his Judge Dee stories. His first published book, The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, was a translation of an eighteenth-century Chinese murder mystery by an unknown author; he went on to write new mysteries for Judge Dee, a character based on a historical figure from the seventh century. He also wrote academic books, mostly on Chinese history ...moreMore about Robert van Gulik...