Animals and Human Society in Asia

Animals and Human Society in Asia Historical, Cultural and Ethical Perspectives - The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series

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Synopsis

This edited collection offers a comprehensive overview of the different aspects of human-animal interactions in Asia throughout history. With twelve thematically-arranged chapters, this book examines the diverse roles that beasts, livestock, and fish - real and metaphorical- have played in Asian history, society, and culture.

Ranging from prehistory to the present day, the authors address a wealth of topics including the domestication of animals, dietary practices and sacrifice, hunting, the use of animals in war, and the representation of animals in literature and art.

Providing a unique perspective on human interaction with the environment, the volume is cross-disciplinary in its reach, offering enriching insights to the fields of animal ethics, Asian studies, world history and more.


Book information

ISBN: 9783030243654
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Pub date:
DEWEY: 304.27
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 433
Weight: -1g
Height: 210mm
Width: 148mm