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dc.contributor.authorCao, Deborah
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-10T23:46:54Z
dc.date.available2019-07-10T23:46:54Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1062-6239
dc.identifier.doi10.5840/harvardreview201892720
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/386254
dc.description.abstractFor the last two decades, the world has seen the rise of China. With its rise, unfortunately, has come the fall, retreat, and demise of some animals and animal species. China is often singled out for special attention in terms of animal destruction and endangerment. With an increasingly globalized economy and world, we now have a globalized wildlife crisis. This essay focuses on the exploitation of wild animals in China. It argues that the plight of wildlife in China stems from an underlying position in Chinese culture that animals are instruments for human benefits, and such an instrumentalist approach has always dominated the Chinese landscape. This is the case despite the fact that animals and humans are considered to be organically connected in the moral universe in Chinese traditional philosophy in contrast to the segregated approach to humans and non-humans in Western philosophical traditions. It is suggested that to achieve substantive progress in the protection of wildlife and other animals in China, a fundamental change of thinking and acting toward animals by the Chinese to recognize the intrinsic value of animals would be imperative.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPhilosophy Documentation Center
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom147
dc.relation.ispartofpageto168
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Harvard Review of Philosophy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhilosophy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2203
dc.titleWild Game Changer: Regarding animals in Chinese culture
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCao, Deborah


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