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Wildlife in Asia Cultural Perspectives

Series: Man and Nature in Asia Volume: 5
Edited By: John Knight
258 pages, B/w photos
Publisher: Routledge Curzon
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Bringing together anthropologists and historians, this volume examines the range, variability and historical mutability of human sensibilities towards, and relationships to, animals in Asia.


Preface List of Contributors Introduction John Knight Part I Wildlife as Resource 1. Attitudes towards Wildlife and the Hunt in Pre-Buddhist China Roel Sterckx 2. The Chase and the Dharma: The Legal Protection of Wild Animals in Premodern Tibet Toni Huber 3. Representations of Hunting in Japan John Knight 4. Japanese Perceptions of Whales and Dolphins Arne Kalland 5. Cultural Underpinnings of the Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia Deanna Donovan 6. Coconut-Picking Macaques in Southern Thailand: Economic, Cultural and Ecological Aspects Leslie E. Sponsel, Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel and Nukul Ruttanadakul Part II Wildlife Pests and Predators 7. Wildlife Depredations in Jigme Dorji National Park, Bhutan Klaus Seeland 8. Farming the Forest Edge: Perceptions of Wildlife among the Kerinci of Sumatra Jet Bakels 9. Pigs across Ethnic Boundaries: Examples from Indonesia and the Philippines Gerard A. Persoon and Hans H. de Iongh 10. 'Primitive' Tiger Hunters in Indonesia and Malaysia, 1800-1950 Peter Boomgaard 11. The Raj and the Natural World: The War against 'Dangerous Beasts' in Colonial India Mahesh Rangarajan 12. Wolf Reintroduction in Japan? John Knight

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Series: Man and Nature in Asia Volume: 5
Edited By: John Knight
258 pages, B/w photos
Publisher: Routledge Curzon
Media reviews

'The reader who instantly tenses at the words 'conference volume' can be reassured; all the papers are data-rich, detailed, well thought out, and balanced. In fact, rarely has a book about the anthropology of environmental management packed more data into so little space.' - The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

'This book affords an accessible and broad perspective on wildlife in Asia, going well beyond just a single species of interest...At a time when much of the world is taking a fresh look toward Asia, this book offers varied perspectives on wildlife in Asian countries.' - Anthrozoos

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