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King Wu’s Sacred History: The Conquest of Inimical Gods

Mark R. E. Meulenbeld

in Demonic Warfare: Daoism, Territorial Networks, and the History of a Ming Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838447
eISBN:
9780824869458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838447.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the cultural history of Canonization of the Gods, beginning with its authorship, publication history, and narrative content. It then resituates the category of vernacular ... More


Wenmu and Wu Zhao: Two Mothers of Zhou

N. Harry Rothschild

in Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169387
eISBN:
9780231539180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169387.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores how Taisi, the spouse of Zhou dynasty founder King Wen and the mother of King Wu, generated an exalted stature and political legitimacy for Wu Zhao. Mother Wen's role as one of ... More


Bronze Age Origins

Geoffrey Redmond and Tze-ki Hon

in Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199766819
eISBN:
9780199396481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766819.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The Yijing shares with the Hebrew Old Testament and the Indian Vedas the distinction of being one of the three oldest books in continuous use. The texts in the early portion consist of a variety of ... More


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