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Title: Art, religion, and politics in medieval China : the Dunhuang cave of the Zhai Family 
Author: Ning, Qiang
Date: c2004
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press
Description: Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-169) and index. Table of Content -- Acknowledgement -- List of Color Plates -- List of Black and White Figures -- Chronological Table of the History of Dunhuang -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Iconography of the Original Early Tang Paintings: A Re-examination -- I-1. West Wall: Sculptures and Paintings of the Deities and Patrons -- I-2. North Wall: The Healing Ritual and Its Visual Representations -- I-3. South Wall: Pictoralization of the Western Paradise -- I-4. East Wall: New Motifs in the Illustration of the Vimalakrti-nirdea Stra -- Reconstruction: Historical Layers of the Zhai Family Cave -- II-1. Political Motifs Made during the Tibetan Occupation -- II-2. Maintenance of the Family Cave: The Second and Third Reconstructions -- II-3. Local Icons and Local Histories -- Historical and Cultural Values of the Zhai Family Cave -- III-1. The "Family Caves" at Dunhuang -- III-2. Artists, Patrons and Monks/Nuns -- III-3. Pictorial History of Medieval China -- Endnotes -- Appendices -- A. Table of the Illustrations of the Bhaiajya-guru Stra in the Mogao Caves -- B. Table of the Illustrations of the Western Paradise in the Mogao Caves -- Table of the Illustrations of the Vimalakrti-nirdea Stra in the Mogao Caves -- List of Chinese Characters -- Works Cited Table of contents also available via World Wide Web xv, 178 p. ill. (some col.), map 25 cm
ISBN:0824827031 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Keywords: Buddhist art -- China -- Dunhuang Caves, Art, Chinese, Buddhist mural painting and decoration -- China -- Dunhuang Caves, Mural painting and decoration, Chinese -- China -- Dunhuang Caves, Dunhuang Caves (China), China

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