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Before Sherlock: An Ancient Chinese Sleuth's Enduring Appeal

NPR | Oct. 25, 2013 9:19 a.m.

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Anthony Kuhn

China has a long — and we are talking centuries-long — fascination with detective novels. Often based on real historical characters, the books have inspired movie makers and graphic artists and offer insight into Chinese attitudes toward justice.


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