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God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

James Lochtefeld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book examines how sacred meaning is created, reinforced, and maintained in Hardwar, an important Hindu pilgrimage site (tirtha). Hardwar’s religious identity is inextricably tied to the river ... More


The Hardwar Pandas

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Pandas are local brahmins who serve as hereditary pilgrim guides. Each panda family has the rights to pilgrims from a particular Indian region, and pandas protect these rights ... More


Conclusion: Spiritual Romance Today

Jane Naomi Iwamura

in Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738601
eISBN:
9780199894604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738601.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This final chapter explores and American’s continuing embrace of Oriental Monk figures. These include images aimed at a younger audience, e.g., Kung Fu Panda (2008) to the media presence of the ... More


Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

E. Elena Songster

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Panda Nation links the emergence of the giant panda as a national symbol to the development of nature protection in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), 1949-present. The panda’s transformation into ... More


Pandas in the Anthropocene: Japan’s “Panda Boom” and the Limits of Ecological Modernity

Ian Jared Miller

in The Nature of the Beasts: Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520271869
eISBN:
9780520952102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271869.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the conflicted status of wild animals in postwar Japan, at once objects of intense cultural and scientific attention and subject to relentless ecological marginalization. This ... More


Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Donald Lindburg (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The much-loved giant panda, a secretive denizen of the dense bamboo forests of western China, has become an icon worldwide of progress in conservation and research. This book, written by an ... More


Sympatry of Giant and Red Pandas on Yele Natural Reserve, China

Fuwen Wei, Li Ming, Zuojian Feng, Zuwang Wang, and Hu Jinchu

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter presents a study of coexistence between giant pandas and red pandas (Ailurus fulgens). It also determines what resource and habitat characteristics were used by the pandas and whether ... More


Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Malcolm Gordon (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240247
eISBN:
9780520930636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240247.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

We are living in the early stages of a looming worldwide extinction crisis. Abundant evidence shows that the current rate of species extinctions is nearing its highest level since the asteroid ... More


Introduction

E. Elena Songster

in Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Panda Nation examines the giant panda and its fascinating qualities as an animal while tracing the story of its rise from obscurity to global prominence as a symbol of nature and the nation of China. ... More


Nutritional Strategy of Giant Pandas in the Qinling Mountains of China

Yu Long, Zhi Lü, Dajun Wang, Xiaojian Zhu, Hao Wang, Yingyi Zhang, and Wenshi Pan

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter addresses the dietary and nutritional information initially reported by Schaller et al. for giant pandas from Wolong. Captive feeding demonstrates that pandas may be capable of more ... More


Chemical Communication in Giant Pandas: Experimentation and Application

Ronald R. Swaisgood, Donald Lindburg, Angela M. White, Hemin Zhang, and Xiaoping Zhou

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter reviews the recent studies revealing the role of chemical communication in regulating many giant-panda interactions. The identity of marking individuals, their sex and reproductive ... More


Reproduction in Giant Pandas: Hormones and Behavior

Snyder Rebecca J., Lawson Dwight P., Zhang Anju, Zhang Zhihe, Luo Lan, Zhong Wei, Huang Xianming, Czekala Nancy M., Bloomsmith Mollie A., Forthman Debra L., and Maple Terry L.

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter investigates the behavioral factors linked with reproductive failure in a captive population housed at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the Chengdu Zoo. It is found ... More


Comparative Ecology of Giant Pandas in the Five Mountain Ranges of Their Distribution in China

Jinchu Hu and Fuwen Wei

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explores the ecological similarities and differences in giant pandas among the Qinling, Minshan, Qionglai, Xiangling, and Liangshan mountains in terms of their habitat requirements, ... More


Giant Panda Migration and Habitat Utilization in Foping Nature Reserve, China

Yange Yong, Xuehua Liu, Tiejun Wang, Skidmore Andrew K., and Prins Herbert H.

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter reports that radiotelemetry was used in Foping Nature Reserve to confirm the existence of the pandas' seasonal ranges and the characteristics of the habitat in each, as well as the ... More


Mapping Habitat Suitability for Giant Pandas in Foping Nature Reserve, China

Liu Xuehua, Bronsveld M. C., Andrew K. Skidmore, Wang Tiejun, Dang Gaodi, and Yong Yange

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter introduces a novel mapping approach that integrates expert system and neural learning techniques, remote sensing, ground survey, and radio tracking data together within a geographic ... More


Balancing Panda and Human Needs for Bamboo Shoots in Mabian Nature Reserve, China: Predictions from a Logistic-Like Model

Fuwen Wei, Guang Yang, Hu Jinchu, and Steringham Stephen

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter considers the availability of bamboo shoots in light of competition from humans, bamboo rats, and insects. It also investigates the population dynamics of predators (panda) and prey ... More


A New Paradigm for Panda Research and Conservation: Integrating Ecology with Human Demographics, Behavior, and Socioeconomics

Jianguo Liu, Zhiyun Ouyang, Hemin Zhang, Marc Linderman, Li An, Scott Bearer, and Guangming He

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter proposes a general framework that integrates panda ecology with human demography, socioeconomics, and behavior, and applies it to Wolong Nature Reserve. It summarizes some methods and ... More


Biological Framework for Evaluating Future Efforts in Giant Panda Conservation

Eric Dinerstein, Colby Loucks, and Zhi Lü

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter develops the thesis that populations of pandas must be managed at a landscape scale which includes core areas of protection, buffer zones, dispersal corridors, and other forested tracts. ... More


The Legacy of Extinction Risk Lessons From Giant Pandas And Other Threatened Carnivores

John L. Gittleman and Andrea J. Webster

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0029
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter concentrates the life-history patterns to show which traits of giant pandas (e.g., birth weight, growth rate) are significantly different from reproductive rates in related terrestrial ... More


Biomedical Survey of Captive Giant Pandas: A Catalyst for Conservation Partnerships in China

Susie Ellis, Anju Zhang, Hemin Zhang, Jinguo Zhang, Zhihe Zhang, Mabel Lam, Mark Edwards, JoGayle Howard, Donald Janssen, Eric Miller, and David Wildt

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter reviews the major findings from a three-year biomedical survey of China's captive population of giant pandas. Nutrition and nutrient status play essential roles in all aspects of an ... More


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