It is said in ancient writings that she was embodied as Miao Shan (whose name means "wonderfully kind one"), a Chinese princess who lived about 700 BC. This legendary Buddhist saint is said to have spent nine years living on an island off the coast of China, healing, meditating and saving sailors from shipwreck. This island became a place of worship and pilgrimage for many, especially in one of the caves there, which was transformed into a shrine dedicated to Kwan Yin.
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Virtual field trips in your science classroom can take your students to places they never dreamed of going! The Nature Conservancy, NatureWorks Everywhere and We Are Teachers have teamed up together to deliver this amazing live event right to your classroom. There are also loads of free downloadable materials for you to use with your students.
Japanese occupation of Burma in 1942 had cut off the Burma Road, the last land route by which the Allies could deliver aid to the Chinese Government of Chiang Kai-shek. Until the Burma Road could be retaken and the Ledo Road completed, the only supply route available was transport planes over the Himalayas or The Hump. Flying the Hump would turn out to be some of the most dangerous flying in the world. There were 167,285 trips that moved 740,000 tons of material.