The worship of general Yue Fei and his problematic creation as a national hero in twentieth century China

@article{Matten2011TheWO,
  title={The worship of general Yue Fei and his problematic creation as a national hero in twentieth century China},
  author={M. A. Matten},
  journal={Frontiers of History in China},
  year={2011},
  volume={6},
  pages={74-94}
}
  • M. A. Matten
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • Frontiers of History in China
National heroes are important in the development of nationalist thinking. One important figure in this context is General Yue Fei (1103–42), who unsuccessfully fought the invading Jurchen in the twelfth century. Shortly after his execution, a temple was built in his honour in Hangzhou. Local chronicles show that this temple was constantly renovated in later dynasties. Due to his continuous worship as a loyal warrior—even during the Qing dynasty—his temple became a powerful site of identity. His… Expand
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