International Review of Environmental History: Volume 8, Issue 1, 2022

International Review of Environmental History: Volume 8, Issue 1, 2022

Edited by: James Beattie, Brett Bennett
 

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This timely special issue of the International Review of Environmental History focuses on animals and epidemics in modern East Asia. The global pandemic of Covid-19 has forced us to think more deeply about the interrelations between animals, both human and non-human, and epidemics. Moreover, the intense attention on East Asia in this context demands that we study the region in the thematic matrix of health, environment, animals, sociocultural traditions, and geopolitics. This collection comprises two parts. The first part consists of three research articles and an extensive commentary. The articles examine, respectively, rabies and rabid dogs in early twentieth-century China, venomous snakes and tropical medicine in colonial Taiwan, and epidemics and animal rights movements in contemporary China. The second part includes three reflective essays on topics of immediate relevance: animals and health campaigns in Mao-era China; insects, particularly silkworms, in vaccine research; and the dominant but flawed scientific paradigm of emerging zoonotic epidemics. The essays are followed by a broad commentary that provides a global and comparative perspective.

Details

ISSN (print):
2205-3204
ISSN (online):
2205-3212
Publication date:
Mar 2022
Imprint:
ANU Press
DOI:
http://doi.org/10.22459/IREH.08.01.2022
Journal:
International Review of Environmental History
Disciplines:
Science: Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences
Countries:
East Asia: China

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Special Issue: Animals and Epidemics in Modern East Asia

Part I: Research Articles

Part II: Forum: Animals, Disease and Covid-19

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