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Acknowledgement 
List of Color Plates ..................................................................
List of Black and White Figures ...................................................
Chronological Table of the History of Dunhuang ..............................
Abbreviations ........................................................................
Introduction ...........................................................................
I. 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 ..................................................
II. 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 ......................................
III. 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...........................................................................
C. Table of the Illustrations of the Vimalakrti-nirdea Stra in the Mogao Caves ..........................................
List of Chinese Characters ............................................................
Works Cited .............................................................................




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Art, Buddhist China Dunhuang Caves, Art, Chinese Tang-Five dynasties, 618-960, Mural painting and decoration, Buddhist China Dunhuang Caves, Mural painting and decoration, Chinese China Dunhuang Caves, Dunhuang Caves (China)China Civilization 221 B, C, -960 A, D