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The Resource Personal salvation and filial piety : two precious scroll narratives of Guanyin and her acolytes, translated and with an introduction by Wilt L. Idema

Personal salvation and filial piety : two precious scroll narratives of Guanyin and her acolytes, translated and with an introduction by Wilt L. Idema

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Personal salvation and filial piety : two precious scroll narratives of Guanyin and her acolytes
Title
Personal salvation and filial piety
Title remainder
two precious scroll narratives of Guanyin and her acolytes
Statement of responsibility
translated and with an introduction by Wilt L. Idema
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Language
  • eng
  • san
  • eng
Summary
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara was a handsome prince when he entered China. As Guanyin, the bodhisattva was venerated from the eleventh century onward in the shape of a beautiful woman who became a universal savior. Throughout the last millennium, the female Guanyin has enjoyed wide and fervid veneration throughout East Asia and has appeared as a major character in literature and legend. In one tale, Guanyin (as the princess Miaoshan) returns from the dead after being executed by the king, her father, for refusing to marry. The most popular version of this legend is The Precious Scroll of Incense Mountain (Xiangshan baojuan), a long narrative in prose and verse and a work of considerable literary merit. It emphasizes the conflict between father and daughter, in the course of which all conventional arguments against a religious lifestyle are paraded and rebutted. A lengthy description of Guanyin's visit to the underworld, which focuses on the conflict between grace and justice, is also included. Personal Salvation and Filial Piety offers a complete and fully annotated translation of The Precious Scroll, based on a nineteenth-century edition. The translation is preceded by a substantial introduction that discusses the origin of the text and the genre to which it belongs and highlights the similarities and differences between the scroll and female saints' lives from medieval Europe. There follows a translation of the much-shorter Precious Scroll of Good-in-Talent and Dragon Daughter, which provides a humorous account of how Guanyin acquired the three acolytes--Sudhana, Nagakanya, and a white parrot--who are often shown surrounding her in popular prints. As the first English-language translation of major "precious scrolls," Personal Salvation and Filial Piety will appeal to a wide range of readers--from scholars of Chinese literature to students of Buddhism. Beyond the field of East Asian studies, it will interest specialists in comparative religion and literature and feminist theologians. Because of its lively and moving narratives, the text is suitable for courses on popular Buddhist religiosity (particularly female religiosity) in Chinese society
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Sanskrit
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Idema, W. L.
Series statement
Classics in East Asian Buddhism
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  • Avalokiteśvara
  • Avalokiteśvara
  • RELIGION
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Personal salvation and filial piety : two precious scroll narratives of Guanyin and her acolytes, translated and with an introduction by Wilt L. Idema
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Uniform title not available
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-227)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The Precious Scroll of Incense Mountain .Part 1
  • The Precious Scroll of Incense Mountain .Part 2
  • The Precious Scroll of Good-in-Talent and Dragon Girl
  • Notes
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ocn257553051
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1 online resource (ix, 227 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781435666795
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt62vdj6
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)257553051
Label
Personal salvation and filial piety : two precious scroll narratives of Guanyin and her acolytes, translated and with an introduction by Wilt L. Idema
Publication
Note
Uniform title not available
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-227)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The Precious Scroll of Incense Mountain .Part 1
  • The Precious Scroll of Incense Mountain .Part 2
  • The Precious Scroll of Good-in-Talent and Dragon Girl
  • Notes
Control code
ocn257553051
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 227 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435666795
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62vdj6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)257553051

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