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The promise of Kuan Yin : wisdom, miracles, & compassion / Martin Palmer, Jay Ramsay, with Man-Ho Kwok.

Palmer, Martin, (author.). Ramsay, Jay, (author.). Kwok, Man-Ho, 1943- (author.).


"Kuan Yin is the most ubiquitous Chinese deity-and the most loved. She is the living expression of compassion, whose gentle face and elegant figure form the center of devotion in most Chinese homes and workplaces. Until relatively recently, she was barely known in the West and few studies had been made of her. This seminal work explores the origins and evolution of the goddess in ancient China, early Buddhism, Taoism, and shamanism"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781642970210
  • ISBN: 1642970212
  • Physical Description: xxv, 212 pages ; 20cm
  • Publisher: Charlottesville : Hampton Roads Publishing, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part 1. The History and Origins of Kuan Yin -- Part 2. The Myths and Legends of Kuan Yin -- Part 3. The Poems of Kuan Yin -- Index -- Index to Poems.
Subject: AvalokiteĊ›vara (Buddhist deity)
AvalokiteĊ›vara (Buddhist deity)
Buddhist gods.
Buddhist gods.

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Homer Public Library 294.342 PAL (Text) 000160133 Nonfiction Available -

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