Fengshen Yanyi – A Ming Dynasty novel

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During the later Ming Dynasty, in the 1500s AD, a man named Xu Zhonglin wrote a novel called Fengshen Yanyi. The main character is Ji Fa, who overthrew the last emperor of the Shang Dynasty and made himself the first emperor of the Zhou dynasty, about 1100 BC. In this story, the Shang emperor is [...]