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Asian Perceptions of Nature: A Critical Approach

Series: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Studies in Asian Topics Volume: 18

Edited By: O Bruun and A Kallard

276 pages, Figs, 1 map

Routledge Curzon

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #47925 | ISBN: 0700702903
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NHBS Price: £38.99 $50/€46 approx

About this book

Examines the apparent paradox of pollution and destruction of natural resources taking place in cultures traditionally perceived as being in harmony with their environments. The authors suggest that one reason may be that what Asians state as metaphors, Westerners take at face value.


Contents

Sacred trees and haunted forests - Indonesia; sociopolitical structures and the Southeast Asian ecosystems; nature as the virgin forest - Sri Lankan farmers' perspective; nature conservation in Northern Pakistan; Japanese advertising nature - ecology, women, fashion, art; culture in Japanese nature; Feng-shui and the Chinese perception of nature.

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