Fengshen yanyi 封神演義 Investiture of the Gods

also know under the names 封神榜 and 封神傳. Building on Sources like
武王伐紂平話

Keywords

姜子牙

Characters

Editions

Literature

Translations

  • Wilhelm Grube: Die Metamorphosen der Goetter. Historisch-mythologischer Roman aus dem Chinesischen. Leiden: Brill, 1912
  • Gu Zhizhong: Creation of the Gods. Beijing: New World Press, 1992

PhD Dissertations

  • Pin Pin Wan: Investiture of the Gods (Fengshen yanyi 封神演義 ): Sources, Narrative Structure, and Mythical Significance. University of Washington, 1987

Monographs

  • Liu Ts'un-yan: Buddhist and Taoist Influences on Chinese Novels. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1962

Articles

  • P. G. Brewster: Some Parallels between the 'Feng-Shen-Yen-I' and the 'Shah-nameh' and the Possible Influence of the Former Upon the Persian Epic. Asian Folklore Studies 31.1 (1972):115-122
  • Nicholas Koss: The Relationship of 'Hsi-yu chi' and 'Feng-shen yen-I'. TP 65 (1979):143-165
  • Rob Campany: Cosmogony and Self-Cultivation: The Demonic and the Ethical in Two Chinese Novels. The Journal of Religious Ethics 14.1 (1986):81-112
  • Karl S.Y. Kao: Domains of Moral Discourse: Self, History, and Fantasy in Fengshen yanyi. CLEAR 24 (2002):75-97