A major case study of the Mahayana concept of upaya... excellent and comprehensive.
(Journal of Religion
Without a doubt, Kuan-yin will surely become the starting point for all future research on this extraordinarily popular Buddhist figure.... The book is sui generis for Buddhist Studies.
(Victor H. Mair, University of Pennsylvania)|
A major contribution to our understanding of Kuan-yin (Kannon) in East Asian Buddhism, giving a most lucid account of the concept of the compassionate bodhisattva and of the religious practices devoted to this 'Goddess of Mercy'as she has become popularly known in the West.
(Wm. Theodore de Bary, John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus, Columbia University)