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By Lilla Russell-Smith

This quantity is ready the long-neglected, yet decisive impression of Uygur consumers on Dunhuang artwork within the 10th and 11th centuries. via an insightful creation to the hitherto little-known early background and artwork of the Uygurs, the writer explains the social and political forces that formed the style of Uygur consumers. The cultural and political results of Sino-Uygur political marriages are tested within the higher context of the position of high-ranking girls in medieval artwork patronage.

cautious examine of the iconography, method and elegance sheds new mild on very important work within the choice of the British Museum in London, and the Musée nationwide des Arts asiatiques-Guimet, in Paris, and during comparative research the significance of local artwork centres in medieval China and important Asia is explored. Richly illustrated with line drawings, in addition to color and black-and-white plates.

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The 5 Buddhas of the Vajradhatu Mal)c;lala" and the " Mal)c;lala of the Forty-Two peaceable Deities" . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred eighty Comparisons with Uygur Manicbaean portray . . . . . . . . . . . 189 . The donor figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . 193 . different work with related donor figures . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . . 197 . Clues to the identification of the donors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 . Cultural points of Ganzhou's hyperlinks with Tibet . .. .. . . . . . . . . 208 " Manjusri on Wutaishan": the simultaneous neighborhood effect of the Uygurs and the Tanguts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 . different Uygur-influenced work: the unfold of the Uygur type 221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . neighborhood as opposed to imperative: a reassessment of tenth-century Dunhuang artwork within the context of Uygur impression . . . ...... 227 . Epilogue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 . Tables . ... . . . . . .. . . .. .. .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 . APPENDIX: Transcriptions ofMongol inscriptions .. . . . . . . . . 239 . Abbreviations . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 . Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ... .. . 247 . Index . . . . . . . . 267 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . checklist OF ILLUSTRATIONS THE FIGURES AND PLATES are available at the back of THE ebook, FOLLOWING THE INDEX. Figures determine l girl hair variety (Mter A. von Gabain: Das Leben: 1973, fig. 106) determine 2 Banner from Dunhuang (After Whitfield and Farrer: Caves qf the Thousand Buddhas: 1990, cat. no. 24) determine three Uygur donors from Beiting (Mter BG HFY, pl. XVI' /2) determine four Uygur three-pronged headdress (Dreizackkappe) (Mter A. von Gabain: Das Leben: 197 three, fig. ninety five) determine five Uygur tiara (Mter A. von Gabain: Das Leben: 1973, fig. ninety eight) determine 6 Li Gonglin ( l 049-11 06): "General Guo Ziyi receiving the tribute of the Uygurs", nationwide Palace Museum, Taibei, aspect (Mter N. Steinhardt: "The Uighur Ritual complicated in Beiting": 1999, fig. three) determine 7 Uygurs in debate. aspect from Chenjizhi (attr. ): "Bian qiao hui meng tu", Palace Museum, Beijing (After Yu Hui: "Chen Jizhi 'Bianqiao huimeng lu"': 1997, figs. 7 -9) determine eight the bottom of the Terkhin Stele (After Yu. S. Khudiakov: "Pamiatniki uigurskoy kultury v Mongolii": 1990, fig. 2/3) determine nine Uygur vessel from the interval of the Kaghanate from kurgan sixty one by way of the River Chaat (After L R. Kyzlasov: "Srednevekovye goroda Tuvy" 1959, fig five) determine I zero No. three break, Shagonar (After L R. Kyzlasov: "Srednevekovye goroda Tuvy": 1959, fig three) VIII record OF ILLUSTRATIONS determine eleven Donors donning Ganzhou Uygur gown from Dunhuang Cave a hundred (Cave sixty six in line with Pelliot's numbering) (After GTH, Vol. XI (1 ), pl. CXVI)) determine 12 structure proven on a prar. tidhi scene in Bezeklik Cave 20 (After A. von Gabain: Das Leben: 1973, fig. 31) determine thirteen "Monk observed through a Tiger" from Yulin Cave 306 (After A YK, p. 244, fig. five) determine 14 "Room of luohans", Beiting stupa (After BGHFY, p. 86) determine 15 Uygur nimbus trend from Bezeklik Cave 20 (After ZXBQ pl. 89) determine sixteen Nimbus development from the south wall of Dunhuang Cave ninety nine (After DHMGK vol.

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