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Asian Perceptions of Nature: A Critical Approach

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700703012
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/28/1995
  • 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 Asia 1
Socio-Political Structures and the Southeast Asian Ecosystem: An Historical Perspective up to the Mid-Nineteenth Century 25
Sacred Trees and Haunted Forests in Indonesia - Particularly Java, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 48
Taming Nature - Controlling Fertility: Concepts of Nature and Gender among the Isan of Northeast Thailand 63
Thinking through Nature in Highland Nepal 88
State Intervention and Community Protest: Nature Conservation in Hunza, North Pakistan 103
Nature in the Kalasha Perception of Life 126
Nature as the Virgin Forest: Farmer's Perspective on Nature and Sustainability in Low-Resource Agriculture in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka 148
Fengshui and the Chinese Perception of Nature 173
The Japanese Attitude to Nature: A Framework of Basic Ontological Conceptions 189
Japanese Advertising Nature: Ecology, Women, Fashion and Art 215
Culture in Japanese Nature 243
Nature, Religion and Cultural Identity: The Religious Environmentalist Paradigm 258
List of Contributors 277
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