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Book Title:Asian Perceptions of Nature: A Critical Approach
Article/Chapter Title:Culture in Japanese Nature
Editor(s):Bruun, Ole
Author(s):Kalland, Arne J
Place of Publication:Surrey
Date of Publication:1995
Issue:no. 18
Annotation:Kalland attempts to dispel the stereotype of the “nature-loving” Japanese by examining Japan’s contemporary environmental problems in light of its premodern history of resource depletion and deforestation. Focusing his analysis on Japanese gardening, literature, visual arts, spiritual training, and rituals, Kalland concludes that the Japanese have understood nature in their own terms without replicating Western dichotomies between nature and culture or developing notions of “taming.”
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