The Legend of MiaoshaneBook - 2004 | Rev. ed
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 edition of the first full study of this important and influential Chinese legend.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford : 2004
Edition: Rev. ed
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 159 p.,  p. of plates) : ill