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Kuan-yin : the Chinese transformation of Avalokiteśvara

Author: Chün-fang Yü. ; Chün-fang Yü
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2000, ©2001.
Series: IASWR series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work examines the dramatic transformation of one of the most important objects of worship in the Buddhist tradition - the Indian (male) bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, or the embodiment of  Read more...

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Named Person: Avalokiteśvara, (Buddhist deity); Avalokiteśvara, (Buddhist deity); Guanyin, (divinité bouddhique); Avalokiteśvara, (divinité bouddhique); Guanyin.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chün-fang Yü. ; Chün-fang Yü
ISBN: 0231120281 9780231120289 023112029X 9780231120296
OCLC Number: 43706986
Description: xiii, 640 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Scriptural sources for the cult of Kuan-yin --
Indigenous Chinese scriptures and the cult of Kuan-yin --
Miracle tales and the domestication of Kuan-yin --
Divine monks and the domestication of Kuan-yin --
Indigenous iconographies and the domestication of Kuan-yin --
The ritual of Great Compassion Repentance and the domestication of the Thousand-handed and Thousand-eyed Kuan-yin in the Sung --
Princess Miao-shan and the feminization of Kuan-yin --
P'u-t'o Shan: pilgrimage and the creation of the Chinese Potalaka --
Feminine forms of Kuan-yin in Late Imperial China --
Venerable mother: Kuan-yin and sectarian religions in Late Imperial China --
Conclusion --
Appendixes: Stele text of the "Life of the Great Compassionate One" ; Chinese women pilgrims' songs glorifying Kuan-yin.
Series Title: IASWR series.
Responsibility: Chün-fang Yü.

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A major case study of the Mahayana concept of upaya... excellent and comprehensive. Journal of Religion

 
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