Kuan-yin: the Chinese transformation of Avalokite?vara
Includes bibliographical references (p. -593) and index. 1. Introduction -- 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-yin -- 9. 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 -- App. A. Stele Text of the "Life of the Great Compassionate One" -- App. B. Chinese Women Pilgrims' Songs Glorifying Kuan-yin.
- LCC: BQ4710
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xiii, 640 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
- Edition Info: (pbk. : alk. paper)
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