The Lost Wolves of Japan.
THE LOST WOLVES OF JAPAN
Brett L. Walker, Foreword by William Cronon This biography needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. . P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, Washington This page is protected from moves until disputes have been resolved on the .
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Many Japanese once revered the wolf as Oguchi no Magami, or Large-Mouthed Pure God, but as Japan began its modern transformation wolves lost their otherworldly status and became noxious animals that needed to be killed. By 1905 they had disappeared from the country. In this spirited and absorbing narrative, Brett Walker takes a deep look at the scientific, cultural, and environmental dimensions of wolf extinction in Japan and tracks changing attitudes toward nature through Japan's long history. He discusses prominent Japanese naturalists, their theories of wolf extinction, and the development of Japan's scientific discipline of ecology, looking at how nation-building and industrialization industrialization
Process of converting to a socioeconomic order in which industry is dominant. The changes that took place in Britain during the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th and 19th century led the way for the early industrializing nations of western Europe and in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries reconfigured relationships with the natural world in ways that led to the extinction of wolves.
The story of wolf extinction exposes the underside of Japan's modernization. Certain wolf scientists still camp out in Japan to listen for any trace of the elusive canines. The quiet they experience reminds us of the profound silence that awaits all humanity when, as the Japanese priest Kenko taught almost seven centuries ago, we "look on fellow sentient sentient /sen·ti·ent/ (sen´she-ent) able to feel; sensitive.
1. Having sense perception; conscious.
2. Experiencing sensation or feeling. creatures without feeling compassion."
Brett L. Walker is Associate Professor of History at Montana State University Montana State University, at Bozeman; land-grant; coeducational; chartered 1893. It is primarily a technical institution specializing in agriculture, engineering, and applied sciences. The Museum of the Rockies is there. and the author of The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion, 1590-1800.