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The legend of Miaoshan

Author: Glen Dudbridge
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford Oriental monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Fiction   Computer File : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Discovering myths of religious celibacy, of filial piety, and of ritual salvation of the dead, this book studies the legend of princess Miaoshan who defied her father by refusing to marry, and  Read more...

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Named Person: Avalokiteśvara, (Buddhist deity); Avalokiteśvara, (Buddhist deity)
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glen Dudbridge
ISBN: 0199266719 9780199266715
OCLC Number: 53963005
Language Note: Appendix A: Jian Zhiqi's inscription in Chinese; Appendix B is the English translation.
Notes: Previous ed. published as: The legend of Miao-shan. London: Ithaca, 1978.
Description: viii, 159 pages, [2] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The Guanyin cult at Xiangshan monastery --
The original story --
Versions of the story to 1500 --
The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries --
Anatomy of the story --
Interpretations --
Appendix A: The Xiangshan monastery inscription --
Appendix B: The versions by Zuxiu and Juelian --
Appendix C: The mythical Oxford exhibition --
Appendix D: Table of names and features in the story.
Series Title: Oxford Oriental monographs.
Responsibility: Glen Dudbridge.

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