Donors of Longmen : faith, politics, and patronage in medieval Chinese Buddhist sculpture /

Donors of Longmen is the first work in a Western language to re-create the history of the Longmen Grottoes, one of China's great stone sculpture treasure houses. Longmen, a UNESCO World Heritage site located near the old capital of Luoyang in modern Henan Province, consists of thousands of anci...

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Author / Creator: McNair, Amy.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2007.
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Table of Contents:
  • Emperor as Tathāgata
  • The mechanics of a karmic gift of sculpture
  • The rhetoric of expenditure
  • The politics of filial piety
  • Cīnasthāna preserves the Dharma
  • Rouge and powder money
  • The satellite grottoes
  • Salvation for one
  • Epilogue : the later life of the site
  • Appendix : Chinese texts of Longmen inscriptions.