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Judge Bao Volume 1: Judge Bao and the Jade Phoenix

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First published in France, Judge Bao is China's answer to Sherlock Holmes! To combat the scourge that goes along with great prosperity, Chinese Emperor Ren Zong gives broad magistrate powers to Judge Bao. But, his aversion to corruption and dedication to justice make him a popular hero, with many enemies. Accompanied by his bodyguard Zhan Zhao, his page Bao Xing, and his assistant and coroner Gongsun, he travels the length and breadth of the Middle Kingdom, crusading against corruption and all forms of injustice. In the first volume, Judge Bao and the Jade Phoenix, Bao finds himself in a small village where a mother mourns her son, languishing in prison, caught in a complicated love triangle and accused of a murder he says he did not commit. Will Judge Bao find the real murderer?

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In China under the Northern Song Dynasty, the Empire saw tremendous growth and prosperity. But with great riches come great temptations, and the Emperor must constantly fight against the corruption of renegade military officers, abusive governors, corrupt businessmen, and regular bandits and thieves. To fight against this scourge, Emperor Ren Zong gave broad magistrate powers to a judge whose reputation would extend well beyond the borders of the Empire: Judge Bao (999-1062 CE).

Mandated by the highest court of the Empire, Judge Bao becomes a symbol of justice for the people of the land. His aversion to corruption and dedication to justice make him a popular hero, but with many enemies. Accompanied by his bodyguard Zhan Zhao, his page Bao Xing, and his assistant and coroner Gongsun, he travels the length and breadth of the Middle Kingdom, crusading against corruption and all forms of injustice.

In this first volume, Bao finds himself in a small village where a mother mourns her son, languishing in prison, caught in a complicated love triangle and accused of a murder he says he did not commit. Will Judge Bao find the real murderer?

About the Author

Patrick Marty was born in 1963 in Bergerac, France. He studied at the University of Bordeaux where he divided his time between technical studies in the Fine Arts and teaching writing at the Faculty of Arts and Art History. But his love of cinema, his growing interest in audiovisual media and his meetings with young filmmakers from the region prompted him to leave graphic design for film. He has worked as a writer, director, and producer of short films; as an assistant director; and then as a director for French television. His exposure to China and its culture as well as his love of graphic novels gave rise in 2009 to Judge Bao. He is also involved in other publishing projects, such as La Balade de Yaga as artistic director, andL’Ombre de Shanghai as a co-writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781936393435
Author:
Marty, Patrick
Publisher:
Archaia Entertainment
Author:
Nie, Chongrui
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 10
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
5.25 x 7 in
Age Level:
from 16

Related Subjects

Business » Communication
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Historical Fiction
History and Social Science » Intercultural Communications » General

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In China under the Northern Song Dynasty, the Empire saw tremendous growth and prosperity. But with great riches come great temptations, and the Emperor must constantly fight against the corruption of renegade military officers, abusive governors, corrupt businessmen, and regular bandits and thieves. To fight against this scourge, Emperor Ren Zong gave broad magistrate powers to a judge whose reputation would extend well beyond the borders of the Empire: Judge Bao (999-1062 CE).

Mandated by the highest court of the Empire, Judge Bao becomes a symbol of justice for the people of the land. His aversion to corruption and dedication to justice make him a popular hero, but with many enemies. Accompanied by his bodyguard Zhan Zhao, his page Bao Xing, and his assistant and coroner Gongsun, he travels the length and breadth of the Middle Kingdom, crusading against corruption and all forms of injustice.

In this first volume, Bao finds himself in a small village where a mother mourns her son, languishing in prison, caught in a complicated love triangle and accused of a murder he says he did not commit. Will Judge Bao find the real murderer?

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