Gong'an fiction

subgenre of Chinese crime fiction involving government magistrates who solve criminal cases

Gong'an or crime-case fiction (Chinese: 公案小说) is a subgenre of Chinese crime fiction involving government magistrates who solve criminal cases. Gong'an fiction was first appeared in the colloquial stories of Song dynasty. Gong'an fiction was then developed and become one of the most popular fiction styles in Ming and Qing dynasties. The Judge Dee and Judge Bao stories are the best known examples of the genre.
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genre: Gong'an fiction

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The Chinese Gold Murders

book by Robert van Gulik

author: Robert van Gulik

1959

The Monkey and the Tiger

book by Robert van Gulik

author: Robert van Gulik

1965

Murder in Canton

book by Robert van Gulik

author: Robert van Gulik

1966

Necklace and Calabash

book by Robert van Gulik

author: Robert van Gulik

1967

Poets and Murder

book by Robert van Gulik

author: Robert van Gulik

1968

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