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The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
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Animals and Human Society in Asia

Historical, Cultural and Ethical Perspectives

Editors: Kowner, R., Bar-Oz, G., Biran, M., Shahar, M., Shelach, G. (Eds.)

  • Examines the diverse roles that beasts, livestock, and fish have played in Asian history, society, and culture
  • Provides a crucial Asian perspective on human interactions with the environment
  • Interdisciplinary in approach, drawing from archaeology, history, anthropology, religion, literature and cultural studies
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About this book

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.


About the authors

Rotem Kowner is Professor of Japanese History and the director of the liberal arts program at the University of Haifa, Israel.

Guy Bar-Oz is Professor of Archaeology and founder of the Laboratory of Archaeozoology at the  Zinman Institute of Archaeology, the University of Haifa, Israel.

Michal Biran is the Max and Sophie Mydans Foundation Professor in the Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and a member of the Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities.

Meir Shahar is a Professor of Chinese studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Gideon Shelach-Lavi is the Louis Freiberg Professor of East Asian Studies and the director of the Institute of Asian and African studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.


Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 15, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24363-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: January 15, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24362-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animals and Human Society in Asia
Book Subtitle
Historical, Cultural and Ethical Perspectives
Editors
  • Rotem Kowner
  • Guy Bar-Oz
  • Michal Biran
  • Meir Shahar
  • Gideon Shelach
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24363-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24363-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24362-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 433
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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