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Film Screening: On the Track of Robert Van Gulik by Rob Rombout – SOAS, August 24

Posted: July 31st, 2018 | No Comments »

On the Track of Robert Van Gulik

Friday, 24 August 2018, 7.00pm-9.00pm
Screening in Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)

As part of the First London International Guqin Festival, we are pleased to welcome van Gulik’s granddaughter, Marie-Anne Souloumiac – Van Gulik, to the festival to show a special film about her grandfather’s life as a diplomat, writer, Sinologist and qin player.

Robert van Gulik (1910-1967) is one of the world’s most popular Dutch writers, but relatively unrecognised in his own country. A diplomat, Chinese specialist and scholar, he became famous with his detective series about Judge Dee, which in many ways, are projections of his own life: a permanent duality between his real life
and the hero in his books.
Written and directed by Rob Rombout.
Duration: 88 mins.
Spoken in English, Dutch, French, Chinese and Japanese.
Subtitled in Dutch, French or English.
The film screening will be chaired by SOAS Research Associate, Dr Hwee-san Tan.
The tour dates for our concerts in the series are as follows:
20th: Oxford Town Hall (7pm)
23rd: Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge (7pm)
25th: DLT, SOAS (7.30pm)
26th: DLT, SOAS (7pm).
Ticket details here
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