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ISBN: 0231120281
Author: Professor Chün-fang Yü
Language: English
Publisher: Columbia University Press (September 15, 2000)
Pages: 688
Category: World
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.2
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In this groundbreaking study, Chun-fang Yu discusses this dramatic transformation of the (male) Indian bodhisattva Avalokitesvara into the (female) Chinese Kuan-yin - from a relatively minor figure in the Buddha's retinue to a universal savior and one of the most popular deities i. .

In this groundbreaking study, Chun-fang Yu discusses this dramatic transformation of the (male) Indian bodhisattva Avalokitesvara into the (female) Chinese Kuan-yin - from a relatively minor figure in the Buddha's retinue to a universal savior and one of the most popular deities in Chinese religion

Chün-fang Yü. Sheng Yen Professor Emerita of Chinese Buddhism . practices of Chinese Buddhism. Her book on Guanyin was translated into Chinese and published in Taiwan in 2009.

Before coming to Columbia, she taught at the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, from 1972 to 2004, serving as chair of the Religion Department from 2000 to 2004.

Yu, Chun-fang (2001). Kuan-yin, The Chinese Transformation of Avalokitesvara. Buddhanet: Kuan Yin Description on Kuan Yin. Guan Yin - the Buddha's Helper Book on Guan Yin for children. New York: Columbia University Press. Detailed history of Miao Shan Legend of Miao Shan. Heart Sutra Explanation on Kuan Yin and the Heart Sutra.

Chün-fang Yü is professor and chair of the Department of Religion at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Библиографические данные. Kuan-yin: The Chinese Transformation of Avalokitesvara IASWR series.

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Comments:

Waiso
This is a quite dry and academic text, that gains in incredible detail, meticulous source references and attention to minutiae, while losing something in dryness and a failure to truly bring to life this most beloved of Chinese Mahayana Bodhisattvas. Not to be avoided - and a must for every devotee of Kuan Shih Yin.
Lesesshe
Still working on this meaty piece of scholarship. As noted,Kuan Yin has achieved a bit of cult status in the Western world. This book could serve as a corrective but it is a slog in places, and requires a more than basic knowledge of ancient India, Tibet, and assorted dynasties in China. The writer continues to refer to the Kuan Yin figure as a "goddess" , which isn't in Buddhist theology. "Avalokitesvara" and"bodhisattva"are critical concepts to understanding ourselves, and how far we get from compassion. This is more a "how did Kuan Yin come to be," without answering an unspoken question of what happened in Late Tang early Sung China that facilitated a change in the narrative of the bodhisvatta and why has this narrative continued into the western world with such intensity among the believers.I was dismayed to learn the author has located so many ancient requests for Kuan Yin that include wealth and sons The narrative of Kuan Yin among my educated American friends is somewhat different.
Sorryyy
great service no problems
Throw her heart
A wee bit too scholarly.
Olelifan
content of this book is a lot but unfortunately overall it is rather dry. it is anti-climax too. probably it is meant as text book for colleges or historians. nevertheless, reader gets to know more about the evolution and transformation of this popular icon especially in Asia. i did not finish reading this book because i got bored.
asAS
As the author states, western interest in eastern religion, and feminism has greatly expanded the interest in Kuan-Yin, but it also misappropriated, either smearing her and other female goddesses into a translucent light blue, elevator muzak "great goddess". This makes learning more about the worship and ritual of this goddess a treacherous course, with a lot of books in the market not really discussing anything of the fascinating unique Chinese beliefs (in fact, this can be said about the entire "neo-pagan" mavement).

Having recently travelled with my wife and in-laws to Hong Kong, and escorted my chinese wife and mother-in-law to the Wong Tai Sin temple during the Chinese New Year, I wanted to learn more about the indigenous beliefs and history of Guan-Yin, and eventually decided on Chun-Fang Yu's book.

Like Walter Burkett's Greek Religion, it is not a light, fluffy telling of tales, but a detailed exploration of the goddesses origin, sources and changes in both myth and ritual over time. She starts with the original, the MALE indian bodhisattva Avelokitesvara, and the source suttras, and then discusses how it became a female goddess. The text is amazingly well researched and thorough.

However, the additional pleasure in the novel comes from Yu's own personal experience with Guan-Yin, starting with her grandmother, and this direct connection is interwoven throughout the book, so instead of a dry scholarly approach, we have a book created by an author whose approach to a loving topic is not to skim over it, but to pursue it in full depth. I can't think of a better tribute.
Hiclerlsi
Finally, here is an historically-oriented, multi-disciplinary view of Buddhist practice and iconography that is well-written and impeccably researched. 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. Rather than seeing Kwan Yin as a simply a version of White Tara or some other female Buddhist deity, Yu shows how Kwan Yin was a uniquely Chinese version of the compassion Buddha, Avalokiteshvara. Examining the bureaucratic hierarchy of Chinese society, Yu concludes that there was "too much yang and not enough yin." Kwan Yin became popular as a gentle, compassionate savioress who appeared to monks, child-bearing women and children. Yu's command of art history and iconography deserve tremendous credit. Her discussion of lay buddhism and Chinese folktales is absorbing. If you are at all interested in a more intellectual, historical look at Chinese Buddhism, give this book a look.
Chun-Fang Yu's research into the evolving of Kuan Yin in Chinese Buddhist history is both thorough and scholarly. Well worth reading by those interested in the history of Chinese Buddhism or in having a deeper understanding of the part Kuan Yin plays in the lives and hearts of many.

Malcolm Hunt, Brisbane, Australia

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