Asian Perceptions of Nature: A Critical Approach

Asian Perceptions of Nature: A Critical Approach

by Ole Bruun, Arne Kalland
     
 

This highly acclaimed, 'bold and refreshing' collection of essays takes a critical look at Asians' perception of their natural environments as well as at Western views of Asia in this respect.See more details below

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This highly acclaimed, 'bold and refreshing' collection of essays takes a critical look at Asians' perception of their natural environments as well as at Western views of Asia in this respect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700703012
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Series:
NIAS Studies in Asian Topics, #18
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Images of Nature: An Introduction to the Study of Man-Environment Relations in Asia1
Socio-Political Structures and the Southeast Asian Ecosystem: An Historical Perspective up to the Mid-Nineteenth Century25
Sacred Trees and Haunted Forests in Indonesia - Particularly Java, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries48
Taming Nature - Controlling Fertility: Concepts of Nature and Gender among the Isan of Northeast Thailand63
Thinking through Nature in Highland Nepal88
State Intervention and Community Protest: Nature Conservation in Hunza, North Pakistan103
Nature in the Kalasha Perception of Life126
Nature as the Virgin Forest: Farmer's Perspective on Nature and Sustainability in Low-Resource Agriculture in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka148
Fengshui and the Chinese Perception of Nature173
The Japanese Attitude to Nature: A Framework of Basic Ontological Conceptions189
Japanese Advertising Nature: Ecology, Women, Fashion and Art215
Culture in Japanese Nature243
Nature, Religion and Cultural Identity: The Religious Environmentalist Paradigm258
List of Contributors277

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