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Un lettré "naturaliste" du XIXe siècle, Huang Han et son encyclopédie des chats

Sylvie PASQUET

fr Anthropozoologica 18 - Pages 67-78

Published on 01 May 1994

This article is a part of the thematic issue Animals in Chinese culture

A 19th century "naturalist" scholar, Huang Han and his Encyclopaedia of Cats

The Encyclopaedia of Cats shows us how the Utile feline was perceived in China. His author, a 19th century scholar, records the old texts on the cat and comments them from his personal observations and experiences, and those of his well-read friends: it is a combination of practical advices, varied believes and allegories with edifying values.

Keywords :

China, Scholar, Cat, Monograph.

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