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The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series

Animals in China

Law and Society

Authors: Cao, Deborah

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Just as China is called the world factory for manufactured goods, it is also a world factory for manufactured animal cruelty in a new phenomenon of globalized animal cruelty. Animals in China examines animal protection in China in its legal, social and cultural contexts.

About the authors

Deborah Cao is a professor at Griffith University, Australia. She is a scholar of animal law, legal language, legal translation and Chinese law and legal culture. She is also active in social media in China and writes about Chinese culture, society and animals, and was named one of the 200 most influential bloggers in China in 2012.

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“Animals in China: Law and Society has the unusual quality of being both a monograph on animal law in China and a brilliant guide to the changing fortunes of nonhuman animals in the rapidly developing China. … The work should be of interest not only to both the animal-concerned scholarly community and the general public, but also essential reading for all those who are prepared to think about and work for the animal issue at the much-needed global level.” (Chien-Hui Li, Journal of Animal Ethics, Vol. 7 (1), 2017)


'For anyone concerned about the suffering of animals, nothing can be more important than the attempt to improve animal protection in China. This movement will have to come predominantly from the Chinese people themselves, and they will take their own path, which may not be the same as the path currently being taken in the West. Nevertheless, we in the West may be able to encourage and assist them in some ways. To do that we first need to understand what the situation with regard to animals in China is. Reading Animals in China: Law and Society is an essential step towards that greater understanding. Deborah Cao covers a wide area, and although her focus is on the law, she also helps us to understand Chinese cultural practices with regard to animals and the philosophical background to them.'

- Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, USA and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • When Animals and Humans Meet in the Middle Kingdom: Introduction

    Cao, Deborah

    Pages 1-9

  • Happy Fish and Royal Workers: Animals in Traditional Chinese Philosophy and Law

    Cao, Deborah

    Pages 10-26

  • Pandamonium: Wildlife Law

    Cao, Deborah

    Pages 27-64

  • Crouching Tiger Bones, Hidden Elephant Tusks: Wildlife Crimes

    Cao, Deborah

    Pages 65-99

  • The F-Word of Cats and Dogs, Food or Friends: Companion Animals

    Cao, Deborah

    Pages 100-122

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-40802-0
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-40801-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animals in China
Book Subtitle
Law and Society
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Deborah Cao
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40802-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137408020
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40801-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 216
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
Topics