Includes bibliographical references and (pages 213-225) index.
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.
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