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The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment: Studies from Central and East Asian Mortuary Contexts ed. by Sheri A. Lullo and Leslie V.Wallace (review)

The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment: Studies from Central and East Asian Mortuary... BOOK REVIEWS 447 They show that these powerful animals While the volume’s contents are so broad remained key metaphors for strength and that few will read it from cover to cover, I prowess across the Buddhist world. This is not would encourage historians and archaeolo- particularly surprising, but the authors have gists to read whichever chapters interest assembled a variety of fascinating stories and them, since this is a collection of excellent lore about large cats that makes for pleasant scholarship. reading. In the twelfth chapter, Meir Shahar REFERENCES CITED provides a fascinating overview of the veneration of the god of equids in China, GOOSSAERT,VINCENT 2005aL’interdit du bœuf en Chine: Agriculture, which was practiced from rural villages to the éthique et sacrifice [Beef Prohibition in imperial household and the army. This god China: Agriculture, Ethics and Sacri- was believed to protect the health of horses, fice]. Paris: Collège de France, Institut donkeys, and mules, but its worship has faded des Hautes Études Chinoises. away along with the widespread use of these 2005b The beef taboo and the sacrificial animals in recent times. The author empha- structure of Late Imperial Chinese sizes that there was no division in Chinese Society, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment: Studies from Central and East Asian Mortuary Contexts ed. by Sheri A. Lullo and Leslie V.Wallace (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 60 (2) – Nov 30, 2021

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BOOK REVIEWS 447 They show that these powerful animals While the volume’s contents are so broad remained key metaphors for strength and that few will read it from cover to cover, I prowess across the Buddhist world. This is not would encourage historians and archaeolo- particularly surprising, but the authors have gists to read whichever chapters interest assembled a variety of fascinating stories and them, since this is a collection of excellent lore about large cats that makes for pleasant scholarship. reading. In the twelfth chapter, Meir Shahar REFERENCES CITED provides a fascinating overview of the veneration of the god of equids in China, GOOSSAERT,VINCENT 2005aL’interdit du bœuf en Chine: Agriculture, which was practiced from rural villages to the éthique et sacrifice [Beef Prohibition in imperial household and the army. This god China: Agriculture, Ethics and Sacri- was believed to protect the health of horses, fice]. Paris: Collège de France, Institut donkeys, and mules, but its worship has faded des Hautes Études Chinoises. away along with the widespread use of these 2005b The beef taboo and the sacrificial animals in recent times. The author empha- structure of Late Imperial Chinese sizes that there was no division in Chinese Society,

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Asian PerspectivesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Nov 30, 2021

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