Animal Advocacy Conference

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Re-discovering animals, translating edibility: Modern animal advocacy in the Sino-cultural sphere

Presentation at Session 2: Meat consumption and meat reduction

The animal rights movement in East Asia is making important strides in introducing and advancing the concept of the rights of animals in the region. In the case of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, animal advocates are also engaged in transforming prevalent understandings of compassion and meatless food that is traditionally connected to religious practice. In this study I examine activists’ ‘glocalized’ strategies to promote animal rights through their promotion of everyday behavioral change in the form of animal-friendly lifestyles. In particular, vegan fairs, social media channels, and restaurants. This research draws from ongoing participatory-observational data and hybrid ethnography conducted primarily in Taiwan collected since 2016. This study will contribute to increasing knowledge and understanding of animal advocacy movements in the East Asian and Sino-cultural context.
Period2021 Jun 30
Event typeConference
LocationCanterbury, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities

Free keywords

  • Animal rights
  • Animal welfare
  • Asian studies
  • Veganism
  • Vegetarianism
  • social movements