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The Resource Art, religion, and politics in medieval China : the Dunhuang cave of the Zhai Family, Ning Qiang

Art, religion, and politics in medieval China : the Dunhuang cave of the Zhai Family, Ning Qiang

Label
Art, religion, and politics in medieval China : the Dunhuang cave of the Zhai Family
Title
Art, religion, and politics in medieval China
Title remainder
the Dunhuang cave of the Zhai Family
Statement of responsibility
Ning Qiang
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The cave-temple complex popularly known as the Dunhuang caves is the world's largest extant repository of Tang Buddhist art. Among the best preserved of the Dunhuang caves is the Zhai Family Cave, built in 642. It is this remarkable cave-temple that forms the focus of Ning Qiang's cross-disciplinary exploration of the interrelationship of art, religion, and politics during the Tang. The author combines, in his careful examination of the paintings and sculptures found there, the historical study of pictures with the pictorial study of history. By employing this two-fold approach, he is able to refer to textual evidence in interpreting the formal features of the cave temple paintings and to employ visual details to fill in the historical gaps inevitably left by text-oriented scholars. The result is a comprehensive analysis of the visual culture of the period and a vivid description of social life in medieval China. The original Zhai Family Cave pictures were painted over in the tenth century and remained hidden until the early 1940s. Once exposed, the early artwork appeared fresh and colorful in comparison with other Tang paintings at Dunhuang. The relatively fine condition of the Zhai Family Cave is crucial to our understanding of the original pictorial program found there and offers a unique opportunity to investigate the visual details of the original paintings and sculptures in the cave. At the same time, the remaining traces of reconstruction and redecoration provide a new perspective on how, for over three centuries, a wealthy Chinese clan used its familial cave as a political showcase
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ning, Qiang
Dewey number
755/.943/095145
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
N8193.C6
LC item number
N56 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist art
  • Art, Chinese
  • Buddhist mural painting and decoration
  • Mural painting and decoration, Chinese
  • Dunhuang Caves (China)
  • China
  • ART
  • ART
  • Art, Chinese
  • Buddhist art
  • Buddhist mural painting and decoration
  • Civilization
  • Mural painting and decoration, Chinese
  • China
  • China
  • Muurschilderkunst
  • Boeddhisme
  • Tang-dynastie
  • Buddhistisk konst
  • Muralmåleri
Label
Art, religion, and politics in medieval China : the Dunhuang cave of the Zhai Family, Ning Qiang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-169) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Illustrations of the Bhaisajya-guru Sutra in the Mogao Caves
  • App. 2.
  • Illustrations of the Western Paradise in the Mogao Caves
  • App. 3.
  • Illustrations of the Vimalakirti-nirdesa Sutra in the Mogao Caves
  • Chronology of the Mogao Caves
  • Ch. 1.
  • Iconography of the Original Early Tang Paintings: A Reexamination
  • Ch. 2.
  • Reconstruction: Historical Layers of the Zhai Family Cave
  • Ch. 3.
  • Historical and Cultural Values of the Zhai Family Cave
  • App. 1.
Control code
875895262
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 178 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824861490
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p60q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895262
Label
Art, religion, and politics in medieval China : the Dunhuang cave of the Zhai Family, Ning Qiang
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-169) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Illustrations of the Bhaisajya-guru Sutra in the Mogao Caves
  • App. 2.
  • Illustrations of the Western Paradise in the Mogao Caves
  • App. 3.
  • Illustrations of the Vimalakirti-nirdesa Sutra in the Mogao Caves
  • Chronology of the Mogao Caves
  • Ch. 1.
  • Iconography of the Original Early Tang Paintings: A Reexamination
  • Ch. 2.
  • Reconstruction: Historical Layers of the Zhai Family Cave
  • Ch. 3.
  • Historical and Cultural Values of the Zhai Family Cave
  • App. 1.
Control code
875895262
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 178 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824861490
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p60q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895262

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