Animals and human society in Asia: Historical, cultural and ethical perspectives

Rotem Kowner (Editor), Guy Bar-Oz (Editor), Michal Biran (Editor), Meir Shahar (Editor), Gideon Shelach-Lavi (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages433
ISBN (Print)3030243621, 303024363X, 9783030243623, 9783030243630
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameThe Palgrave Macmillan animal ethics series
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Animal culture -- Asia
  • Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Asia
  • Animals and civilization -- Asia
  • Human-animal relationships -- Asia -- History


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