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Frontiers in Art Research, 2020, 2(1); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2020.020107.

A study on dog-eating and dog-raising in Han dynasty of China


Dinghui Liu

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Dinghui Liu

Henan museum; Zhengzhou, Henan 450002, China
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Dogs played an essential role in the daily life of the Han dynasty, frequently appearing in the stone paintings, pottery sculpture and so on. The image of the dog can serve as one of the important enlightening windows for us to study the social life of the Han dynasty. Based on the archaeological findings of Han dynasty stone painting and pottery sculpture and literature records, it can be found that eating dogs and raising dogs in the whole society of Han dynasty has become a commonplace, leading to the commercialization of dog keeping.


dog; the Han dynasty. Stone painting; pottery sculpture sculpture

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Dinghui Liu. A study on dog-eating and dog-raising in Han dynasty of China. Frontiers in Art Research (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 1: 53-64. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2020.020107.


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