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Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Meir Shahar

Abstract

This book offers the comprehensive account (in any language) of the oedipal god Nezha, doubtless one of the most intriguing figures in Chinese religion and literature. The book analyzes the patricidal god’s visceral myth, and the light it throws on the tensions that have been generated by the patriarchal Confucian family. It charts the evolution of the Nezha legend and cult over a two-thousand and five-hundred years peropd: From his origins in the Sanskrit epics and his association with the Indian child-god Kṛṣṇa; through his introduction ot China in the esoteric rituals of Tantric Buddhist ma ... More

Keywords: Nezha, Nalakūbara, Chinese Religion, Chinese Literature, Chinese Psychology, Esoteric Buddhism, Tantric Buddhism, Indian Mythology, Oedipus complex, Comparative Psychology, China-Relations-India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780824847609
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Meir Shahar, author
Tel Aviv University