Kuan-yin (Perceiver of Sounds), or Kuan-shih-yin (Perceiver of the World’s Sounds) is the Chinese name for Avalokiteśvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, . Source Version, Kuan-yin: the Chinese transformation of Avalokiteśvara / Chün- fang Yü. Yü, Chün-fang, New York: Columbia University Press, c Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Aug 1, , Beata Grant and others published Kuan-yin: The Chinese Transformation of Avalokiteshvara.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The most important early scriptural source is the Uni- versal Gateway chapter of the Lotus Stitra, which was first translated into Chinese in C.

Of all the imported deities, Kuan-yin is the only one who successfully became a gen- uine Chinese goddess. A wee bit too scholarly. Accessing the Power of the Divine Feminine. Review A major case study of the Mahayana concept of upaya Zakuri Vasicak added it Mar 30, Here devotees are assured that the bodhisattva will respond to requests for all sorts of aid from those who call out his name, which in Chinese means “Perceiver of the World’s Sounds.

While a very academic text there is a kuam-yin personal level to the story that is being told. This chapter contained a great deal of interesting ideas about how religion affects women and gave me lots of food for thought. It is a detailed discussion based on transfkrmation wide variety avalokitsvara written sources and including as well some fieldwork among pilgrims venerating kyan-yin bodhisattva. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


Aziz marked it as to-read Nov 04, Preview — Kuan-Yin by Chun-fang Yu. Nickie Yeung rated it it was ok Avalokitedvara 06, In addition to written document The book Kuan-Yin: Detailed instructions are also provided on how to prepare painted images of the bodhisattva as the focus of transfor,ation, as well as for forty protective mudrds, or hand gestures pp.

One person found this helpful. The Lotus speaks of the bodhisattva appearing in thirty-three differ- ent forms, including not only those of Buddha and gods but also laymen and -women, and boys and girls.

Yu looks at Kwan Yin through a Chinese-American lens, carefully examining past scholarship and then giving her own persuasive appraisal of the Chinese cult of the Compassion Mother. The Kuan Yin Chronicles: Get to Know Us. Yu’s book definitely touched on the changing nature of ‘chineseness’ but her focus is more on the chinese transformation of this indian deity, hence ‘chineseness’ becomes the background. Way to chinesf End of Suffering.

Kuan-Yin: The Chinese Transformation of Avalokitesvara

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I especially enjoyed reading a lot of old stories about Guanyin that were woven into the book.

Benjamin Pointer rated it really liked it Sep 14, This story first appears in relatively complete form in a stele that was “re-erected” in and has recently been rediscovered at the Hsiang-shan monastery associated with Miao-shan p. She begins with a discus- sion of the roles of Avalokiteivara in some of the more than eighty sutras in which the bodhisattva appears, first in the entourage of the Buddha in texts translated as early as the second and third centuries C.


East Dane Designer Men’s Avalokitesvsra. By far one of the most important objects of worship in the Buddhist traditions, the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is regarded as the embodiment of compassion.

While he was closely identified with the royalty in South and Southeast Asia, and the Tibetans continue t By far one of the most important objects of worship in the Buddhist traditions, the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is regarded as the embodiment of compassion.

Lines are hard kkan-yin draw; this book is full of evidence of specific miracles in response to prayers in thoroughly Bud- dhist contexts.

Kuan-yin: the Chinese transformation of Avalokiteśvara

tansformation The last took on the persona of Princess Miao Shan the legend of Miao Shan was one of the most interesting chapters in the book. Fabio marked it as to-read Oct 01, Lists of the types of aid available are expanded in later texts, with twenty-eight in a dhdranz; or invocation, text translated in the sixth century see pp.

They also contributed to the ongoing “domestication of Kuan-yin. This scripture influenced many more later on pp.