History Literature / JudgeDee

18th Feb '18 12:22:20 PM StarSword
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* DisabilityAlibi: One story has Mr. Wang claim he killed Mr. Twan and carried his body up a hill before chopping off his fingers with an apothecary's knife. The judge sees through this right away (both men being old and frail) as well as identifying the real culprit (Wang's huge but mentally-retarded son). He gives Wang a chance by stating that with his father in jail, the son will have no one to protect him, causing Wang to confess his son killed Mr. Twan as a result of a misunderstanding (the mutilation was an entirely separate event, essentially a {{Yubitsume}} gone wrong). The judge assures him that he'll see to it that his son is well taken care of, and take the circumstances for Wang's attempted perjury into account at the trial.
25th Nov '17 9:07:45 AM roxana
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** Yu-son, a young Korean prostitute in ''The Chinese Gold Murders'', is urged by a hot and bothered Chao Tai to not remain naked in his presence. Which she declines as she is in the mood to 'receive' him.

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** Yu-son, Yu-soo, a young Korean prostitute in ''The Chinese Gold Murders'', is urged by a hot and bothered Chao Tai to not remain naked in his presence. Which she declines as she is in the mood to 'receive' him.



* TopWife: The titular character has three wives, the first of whom (aptly named "the First Lady" by the books) is the daughter of his father's BestFriend and generally runs the Judge's household. The other two view her as their superior, even though Dee himself does his best not to play favorites.

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* TopWife: The titular character has three wives, the first of whom (aptly named "the First Lady" by the books) is the daughter of his father's BestFriend and generally runs the Judge's household. household though she delegates certain duties to Second and Third Lady. The other two view her as their 'Elder Sister' and superior, even though Dee himself does his best not to play favorites.
25th Nov '17 8:54:59 AM roxana
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* NiceToTheWaiter: The Judge often goes out of his way to do a kindness to poor people he comes across in his cases. In 'Poets and Murder' he arranges for the wife of a poor shopkeeper to get all the sewing from the Chinwa Residence which should give them a good income and improve their standard of living. In 'Murder In Canton' the Judge arranges for a prostitute who gave him valuable information to be bought out of her unfortunate profession, gifted with a reward sufficient to reestablish herself in respectable society and transport back to her native place.
31st Oct '17 10:54:31 AM frogpatrol
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''->A judge must be as father and mother to the people,

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''->A ->''A judge must be as father and mother to the people,



->Prevention, not correction, should be his primary aim.

->A judge must brave the foaming billows of hate, deceit and doubt,

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->Prevention, not correction, should be his primary aim.

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31st Oct '17 10:54:07 AM frogpatrol
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* ->A judge must be as father and mother to the people,

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* ->A ''->A judge must be as father and mother to the people,



->Prevention, not correction, should be his primary aim.*

* ->A judge must brave the foaming billows of hate, deceit and doubt,

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->Prevention, not correction, should be his primary aim.*

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->A judge must brave the foaming billows of hate, deceit and doubt,



->Heed Justice only, lodestar unfailing, though always remote and cold.*

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->Heed Justice only, lodestar unfailing, though always remote and cold.*
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31st Oct '17 10:53:41 AM frogpatrol
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->A judge must be as father and mother to the people,

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->A *->A judge must be as father and mother to the people,



->Prevention, not correction, should be his primary aim.

->A judge must brave the foaming billows of hate, deceit and doubt,

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->Prevention, not correction, should be his primary aim.

->A
aim.*

*->A
judge must brave the foaming billows of hate, deceit and doubt,



->Heed Justice only, lodestar unfailing, though always remote and cold.

A series of PoliceProcedural novels and short-stories set in ImperialChina, by Dutch diplomat and sinologist Robert van Gulik. Initially InspiredBy the 18th century Chinese novel 狄公案 (dí gōng àn) or ''Cases Of Judge Dee'', which van Gulik translated during his war service, and had published in 1949 as ''Celebrated Cases Of Judge Dee''.

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The ''Judge Dee'' is a
series of PoliceProcedural novels and short-stories short stories set in ImperialChina, ImperialChina and written by the Dutch diplomat and sinologist Robert van Gulik. Initially Int was InspiredBy the 18th century Chinese novel 狄公案 (dí gōng àn) or ''Cases Of Judge Dee'', which van Gulik had translated during his war service, and had published in 1949 as ''Celebrated Cases Of Judge Dee''.
9th Oct '17 6:07:28 PM NubianSatyress
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* TopWife: The titular character has three wives, the first of whom (aptly named "the First Lady" by the books) is the daughter of his father's BestFriend and generally runs the Judge's household. The other two view her as their superior, even though Dee himself does his best not to play favorites.
5th Oct '17 10:00:01 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: [[spoiler: the beautiful Third Princess is actually the daughter of Master Gourd; the fact that the Emperor almost ''has'' to know she isn't his but she's his favorite daughter anyway qualifies as CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.]]

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* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: [[spoiler: the beautiful Third Princess is actually the daughter of Master Gourd; the fact that the Emperor almost ''has'' to know she isn't his but she's his favorite daughter anyway qualifies as CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.]]CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming]].



** In one FanSequel (where the judge is looking for the head of a vast conspiracy to send troublemakers and criminals to an out-of-the-way town), a shopkeeper reports Tao Gan's shoplifting to the local judge. This turns out to be a mistake, since Dee deduces that if the shopkeeper caught Tao (a ''very good'' thief), he must be a professional himself. And if he can go and report it without caring that this automatically marks him as a criminal as well, then there is a very good chance the man he's looking for is in the town. [[MoleInCharge He's right.]]

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** In one FanSequel (where the judge is looking for the head of a vast conspiracy to send troublemakers and criminals to an out-of-the-way town), a shopkeeper reports Tao Gan's shoplifting to the local judge. This turns out to be a mistake, since Dee deduces that if the shopkeeper caught Tao (a ''very good'' thief), he must be a professional himself. And if he can go and report it without caring that this automatically marks him as a criminal as well, then there is a very good chance the man he's looking for is in the town. [[MoleInCharge He's right.]]right]].
5th Oct '17 9:50:16 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* DeathBySex: There is one case, where a bridegroom thinks he has done this to his bride on their wedding night, freaks out, goes into hiding, and is accused of murder. [[spoiler: Turns out that she had only fainted]].
3rd Jun '17 9:59:08 PM Steinman76
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* StoutStrength: A minor case with Judge Dee. He has a desk job and he eats very well (when he's not so busy that he just grabs a couple bowls of rice at his desk), so he does have a bit of excess fat on him, but when Ma Joong sees him getting ready for a fight, he decides that the boss would actually be a very unpleasant customer.
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