The Chinese world, the new Eldorado of the detective novel.

Originally published on Rue89 19/12/2009

 

 Two Chinese detective writers have been presented in the past: He Jiahong, a professor at Beijing and Qiu Xiaolong, who teaches in the U.S.The talent of these writers should not make us forget that many Western writers, use China and the Chinese world as a backdrop or a partner of their novels.

We will not speak of the China of the Tang Dynasty and of the Judge Dee by … Lire la suite

Inspector Chen investigates the private life of Chairman Mao.

Originally published on Rue89- 06/07/2008. 

 If you liked “Death of a red heroine”, you’ll love “The Mao Case”, just released. The author, the novelist Qiu Xiaolong, a Sino-American revisits the myth of Mao Zedong . He was kind enough to explain it, for the first time, during a telephone interview with Rue89.

The sixth investigation of the Inspector Chen Cao will take him from Shanghai to Beijing to investigate the private life of Chairman Mao … Lire la suite

He Jiahong, the rule of law through the detective novel.

Originally published on Rue89 – 05/30/2008 –

He Jiahong can be  met in Beijing on the new premises of the Faculty of Law of the People’s University where he teaches. Lawyer and recognized criminologist, he defends the rule of law, and promotes his ideas in an original way … by writing detective novels (four of which were translated into French and published by Editions de l’Aube).

Of Manchu origin, he was born in 1953 in … Lire la suite

Qiu Xiaolong, cop and poet in Shanghai.

First published on Rue89,02/10/2007

 The fifth investigation of Chief Inspector Chen Cao brings us to Shanghai just a few years ago. A detective novel, no, a political novel about power, real estate corruption and the trauma of the Cultural Revolution.

“Silk and blood”  by Qiu Xiaolong (Editions Liana Levi, 2007), translated from the original “Red Mandarin Dress” takes us on the trail of a serial killer who traumatized the city, murdering beautiful creatures and leaving … Lire la suite