Description - Guanyin by Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky

This book focuses on the evolution of the worship of the Buddhist deity Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin in Chinese) in China. Personifying divine compassion, Guanyin has played a uniquely important role in Asian religious life from ancient times until the present day. Studies of Guanyin affords a perspective from which to see the development of Buddhism in China.

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