Title

Two salvation stories : "Xi Wangmu" and "Yunhua Furen" in The extensive records of the Taiping period

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Asian Cultural Studies

Publication Date

12-1-2009

Volume

35

First Page

15

Last Page

36

Abstract

Of the two major salvation stories in Jixian lu, “Xi Wangwu” and “Yunhua Furen,” the latter is a more creative piece of work as compared with the former. Du Guangting based it on the traditional story of Yaoji and transformed the goddess from the Virgin Goddess to the salvation goddess. In “Yunhua Furen”, Yunhua Furen takes up her new role of rescuing Yu from his dangerous situation. Yunhua Furen not only saves Yu, she also saves the entire country from the calamity of the great floods, which is indeed a virtuous deed and a meritorious achievement.

Print ISSN

04542150

Recommended Citation

Lau, Y.-p. G. (2009). Two salvation stories: "Xi Wangmu" and "Yunhua Furen" in The extensive records of the Taiping period. Asian Cultural Studies, 35, 15-36.

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