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Guan Yu : the religious afterlife of a failed hero

Author: Barend J ter Haar
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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Guan Yu was a minor general in the third century CE, but over time, he became known as one the most popular and influential deities of imperial China under the name Lord Guan or Emperor Guan. The  Read more...


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Named Person: Yu Guan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barend J ter Haar
ISBN: 0198803648 9780198803645
OCLC Number: 1030606209
Notes: Bibliogr. p. [255]-280. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (vi-285 p.) : ill., cartes ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1: Historical figure and divine being2: Demon and monastic protector3: The exorcism of the salt ponds at Xie4: A deity's conquest of China5: The divine presence6: Bringing rain and protection7: The educated deity8: Martial keeper of morals9: Summing up and looking forwardBibliography
Responsibility: Barend J. ter Haar.
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a magisterial survey of the development of the Lord Guan cult that is essential reading for all interested

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