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Author Phillips, Kathy J., 1950-

Title This isn't a picture I'm holding : Kuan Yin / Kathy J. Phillips ; photography by Joseph Singer
Published Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2004
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Description 1 online resource (157 pages)
Series Intersections
Intersections (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- Wake -- Kuan Yin is Mobbed by Reporters at Honolulu International Airport -- Valley of the Temples, O'ahu -- Crack Seed -- Crush -- There Was Some Debate -- Kuan Yin Faces Charges -- Kuan Yin Mingles with the Ghosts, Now on Guided Tour, of the Slave Population Which Constructed the Great Wall of China -- Kuan Yin Turns Her Photo Album to a Certain Point -- Columbia Glacier -- The Grandmother -- Kuan Yin in the Folds of an Old Letter -- Kuan Yin at the Honolulu Academy of Arts -- After Thirty Years -- Lotus Hook -- Kuan Yin Rides to the Hunt -- Kuan Yin, Inventor -- Some Days -- Pent -- Tozen's White-Robed Kannon -- Ryozen's White-Robed Kannon -- Lin Ruyi's White-Robed Kuan Yin -- Narcissus on Chinese New Year (or: Kuan Yin Instructs the Student How to Change the Face of the World) -- Problems in Taxonomy -- Kuan Yin Takes the Long View -- To Kuan Yin -- While Kuan Yin Waits at the Airport -- Kannon Submits to Freedom in the Tea Ceremony -- This Isn't a Picture I'm Holding -- Jellyfish -- Cambodian Collage -- Happy Land Ltd -- Kannon Sweeps Up at the Mo'ili'ili Japanese Cemetery -- Stuck at the Buddha's First Precept -- Predictable Fire, 1911 -- Testimonial -- Kannon Goes Bon Dancing -- Statue of Kannon Brought Back by a Soldier -- To Please a Buddha -- Kuan Yin as the One Who Sees Sounds -- Who Reads, Who Writes -- It's Natural -- Lesson in Ink -- To a Working Mom Whose Babysitter Hasn't Shown Up -- Outpatient in Hawai'i Thinks of Snow -- On the Non-Duality of Dung and Deep Waters in a Brooklyn Museum -- World Wide Web -- The Named Is the Mother of Ten Thousand Things -- Footnote to Vietnam War -- The Thirty-Three Sites of Kannon -- Mr. Alzheimer's -- Holding On to a Bodhisattva -- How Kuan Yin Loves -- Kuan Yin Hears Cries -- Buddha-Bodies -- Photograph Sites -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author and Photographer
Summary The bodhisattva Kuan Yin remains one of the most popular figures in Buddhism, loved and worshiped throughout Asia for over a millennium. She arrived in Hawaii with the first Chinese plantation workers, each of whom would have kept a rice paper print of her over a small altar in his room. In this delightful book, Kathy Phillips and Joseph Singer celebrate Kuan Yin#x92;s many incarnations in words and images that exhibit humor, poignancy, and the open-endedness of a koan. An introduction examines Kuan Yin and her place in religion, legend, art, changing social prescriptions for gender, and the everyday lives of Hawaii#x92;s people
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Subject Avalokiteśvara (Buddhist deity) -- Poetry
Avalokiteśvara (Buddhist deity)
Buddhist poetry, American
Buddhist poetry, American.
RELIGION / Buddhism / History
Hawaii -- Poetry
Genre/Form Poetry.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0824840801
9780824840808 (electronic bk.)