Crime and Punishment in Ancient China: T’ang-yin-pi-shih :: R. H. (Robert Hans) van Gulik soon to be presented for sale on the tremendous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Bangkok: Orchid Press, 2007, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white plates; List of abbreviations; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: Robert Hans van Gulik (1910-1967), demonstrated an early gift for languages, achieving fluency in Malay during elementary studies at the Dutch school in Java, where his father was posted in the colonial administration. By the time of his completion of a doctorate at the University of Utrecht, he had added Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan and Sanskrit, in addition to another half dozen Western languages, to his linguistic repertoire. His exceptional language skills served as a foundation for one of the most unconventional, and accomplished, c…
Near Fine in Near Fine Dustwrapper.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 198 pages. Index. 10″ x 7″.
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