Drôles de bestioles : qu'est-ce qu'un « chong » ?

Francine FÈVRE

fr Anthropozoologica 18 - Pages 57-65

Published on 01 May 1994

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

Bugs and toads: what is a chong ?

The Chinese character chong describes an animal category thaï can be identified roughly as invertebrate animals. If considered through history, it appears in fact as a category much harder to define. Different aspects are shown, ranging from the Classics of Antiquity to the Materia Medica of the Ming Dynasty and to Modern times.

Keywords :

Chong, Animals, Invertebrates, China, History of zoology.

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