Images are available in several different formats: Powerpoints, singular images arranged by tableau at the site as well as overview images, a Flash file with integrated text/image based on an outline drawing and short videos describing in detail selected works at the site.
These are meant to be used in classes and deal with the site in general as well as specific carved tableaux and texts at the site.
These are arranged by tableaux based upon standardized protocol for discussing the site. Please see the image bank labelled “Overview Images” for the basics on the site layout. Within the site, the main set of images presented here relate to Great Buddha Bend, which is generally numbered 1 – 30.
This interactive virtual wall allows you to scroll through the site, mirroring a handscroll format. This medium was so instrumental in Buddhist imagery moving from place to place it seems appropriate and well-suited to allow the viewer to choose how they proceed through Baodingshan, i.e., in an “ordered” fashion, traveling through the site as a contemporary tourist would do by beginning at the modern entrance, or by going directly to specific tableaux within the site, an approach that I argue is more closely related to how the site was historically used.
These are short video clips that focus on key features of Great Buddha Bend.