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The Legend of Miaoshan #2020

The Legend of Miaoshan The tale of a devout Buddhist girl who separates from her family and through suffering and death finally achieves divine status is a myth of religious celibacy of filial piety and of ritual salvatio

  • Title: The Legend of Miaoshan
  • Author: Glen Dudbridge
  • ISBN: 9780199266715
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Legend of Miaoshan By Glen Dudbridge, The tale of a devout Buddhist girl who separates from her family and through suffering and death finally achieves divine status is a myth of religious celibacy, of filial piety, and of ritual salvation of the dead It also presents a major symbol of the tension in women s lives between individual spiritual fulfillment and the imperatives of family duty This is a new editiThe tale of a devout Buddhist girl who separates from her family and through suffering and death finally achieves divine status is a myth of religious celibacy, of filial piety, and of ritual salvation of the dead It also presents a major symbol of the tension in women s lives between individual spiritual fulfillment and the imperatives of family duty This is a new edition of the first full study of this important and influential Chinese legend.

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    1. In this book Dudbridge traces the earliest texts of the Miaoshan story in the 12th century He reconstructs the earliest text, in both Chinese and English He then goes on to trace the developments of this story relying on precious scroll literature, and focusing on the main changes of the story, rather than looking at local varaiants I have always enjoyed this particular story about the daughter of a King who refuses to marry, is sent to a nunnery, which the King then decides to burn down, she es [...]

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