Kuan-yin : the Chinese transformation of Avalokiteśvara (eBook, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Kuan-yin : the Chinese transformation of Avalokiteśvara

Author: Chün-fang Yü
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
Series: IASWR series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By far one of the most important objects of worship in the Buddhist traditions, the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is regarded as the embodiment of compassion. He has been widely revered throughout the Buddhist countries of Asia since the early centuries of the Common Era. While he was closely identified with the royalty in South and Southeast Asia, and the Tibetans continue to this day to view the Dalai Lamas as his  Read more...
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Yü, Chün-fang, 1938-
Kuan-yin.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00024015
(OCoLC)43706986
Named Person: Avalokiteśvara, (Buddhist deity); Avalokiteśvara, (Buddhist deity); Guanyin, (divinité bouddhique); Avalokiteśvara, (divinité bouddhique); Guanyin.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chün-fang Yü
ISBN: 0231502753 9780231502757
OCLC Number: 182529902
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 640 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface; 1 Introduction; Maps; 2 Scriptural Sources for the Cult of Kuan-yin; 3 Indigenous Chinese Scriptures and the Cult of Kuan-yin; 4 Miracle Tales and the Domestication of Kuan-yin; 5 Divine Monks and the Domestication of Kuan-yin; 6 Indigenous Iconographies and the Domestication of Kuan-yin; 7 The Ritual of Great Compassion Repentance and the Domestication of the Thousand-handed and Thousand-eyed Kuan-yin in the Sung. 8 Princess Miao-shan and the Feminization of Kuan-yin9 P'u-t'o Shan: Pilgrimage and the Creation of the Chinese Potalaka; 10 Feminine Forms of Kuan-yin in Late Imperial China; 11 Venerable Mother: Kuan-yin and Sectarian Religions in Late Imperial China; 12 Conclusion; Appendix A Stele Text of the "Life of the Great Compassionate One"; Appendix B Chinese Women Pilgrims' Songs Glorifying Kuan-yin; Notes; Bibliography; Index and Glossary.
Series Title: IASWR series.
Other Titles: Chinese transformation of Avalokiteśvara
Responsibility: Chün-fang Yü.

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

 
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