Guan Yu

The Religious Afterlife of a Failed Hero
Author(s): 
ter Haar, Barend J.
ISBN: 
9780198803645
Date published: 
October 2017
Hardback
Price: 
£75.00

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 book explores the cult of Guan Yu by examining the tremendous power of oral culture in creating the mythology of a deity.