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Riassunto: A history both musically and culturally, of the Chinese lute
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, careers in Asian scholarship in the twentieth century.
Dr van Gulik was a man of insatiable intellectual energy and curiosity. Personally an accomplished calligrapher, poet and musician, his academic interests were focused on a wide range of esoteric, and previously neglected, topics of Sinology. His scholarly writings included monographs on Tang jurisprudence, Chinese classical music, Chinese connoisseurship, Daoist magic. Sanskrit studies in China and ancient Chinese sexual mores, among other subjects.
Van Gulik's accomplishments in these diverse areas of Sinology were all the more impressive considering that they were achieved while he pursued an active diplomatic career-holding posts up to ambassadorial level in China, 'Japan. Korea; India and Malaya among other locations-and simultaneously became a successful popular novelist. His 16 mystery novels, featuring the semi-historical figure Judge Dee Goong An, were eventually published in several Western and Asian languages, and remain popular reading to the present day.
Titolo: The Lore of the Chinese Lute
Casa editrice: Antique Collectors Club Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 2011
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Orchid Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice articolo P029745241121
Descrizione libro Orchid Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Never used!. Codice articolo P119745241121
Descrizione libro Orchid Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione: Like New. Almost new condition. Codice articolo P019745241121
Descrizione libro Orchid Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione: Used: Good. Codice articolo SONG9745241121
Descrizione libro Orchid Press, 2010. Condizione: New. book. Codice articolo M9745241121