I've just read Gene Luen Yang's two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion, Boxers & Saints. A very impressive achievement, which uses the powers of the graphic medium to tell interlocked stories of cultural and religious identity and hope, difference and similarity. Oneinterview Yang said that the Boxers reminded him of geeks and cosplay as a way of escaping feelings of teenage powerlessness; the Chinese Christian's story was harder to tell. (He's himself a practicing Catholic.) He cites a number of historical works he used for reference but nothing religious. I'd love to know where and how he discovered Guanyin-Christ.
Aha: Years ago, I saw this painting of Guan Yin in a museum where she was surrounded by a halo of hands with eyes in them. I was struck by how much those hands with eyes looked like hands with holes. Guan Yin is a Christ figure. Or if you’re a devotee of Guan Yin, you could say that Christ is a Guan Yin figure. Both their stories exemplify self-donating love. They show the importance of self-donating love within all human culture.