The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series

Animals and Human Society in Asia

Historical, Cultural and Ethical Perspectives

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

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  • 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.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Animals and Human Society in Asia: An Overview and Premises

    Pages 1-29

    Kowner, Rotem (et al.)

  • When Elephants Roamed Asia: The Significance of Proboscideans in Diet, Culture and Cosmology in Paleolithic Asia

    Pages 33-62

    Barkai, Ran

  • Hunting to Herding to Trading to Warfare: A Chronology of Animal Exploitation in the Negev

    Pages 63-92

    Rosen, Steven A.

  • Domestication of the Donkey (Equus asinus) in the Southern Levant: Archaeozoology, Iconography and Economy

    Pages 93-148

    Milevski, Ianir (et al.)

  • Spilling Blood: Conflict and Culture over Animal Slaughter in Mongol Eurasia

    Pages 151-177

    May, Timothy

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eBook 59,49 €
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Hardcover 99,99 €
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  • Due: January 2, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24362-3
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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
XXXVII, 433
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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