澳門大學學者新書獲選為商務印書館「2019年年度推選書」UM scholar’s new book deemed one of 2019 Recommendations: The Commercial Press

澳門大學社會科學學院傳播系高級講師謝曉陽新作《馴化與慾望:人和動物關係的暗黑史》,獲華文大型連鎖出版社商務印書館選為「2019年度推選書」。同時獲選書籍包括哈佛大學榮休教授傅高義的《中國與日本:1500年的交流史》及香港城市大學陳學然副教授的《家國之間─五四在香港百年回望》(編著) 等共25本。

《馴化與慾望:人與動物關係的暗黑史》共分三部份、九個章節進行論述。第一部分為「慾望的起源」,從最原始的狩獵到馴養、圖騰與動物、動物與食物講述人與動物關係的淵源。第二部分為「慾望之張狂」,通過近代社會動物園的建立、利用動物進行娛樂表演、竉物文化等分析人與動物的複雜關係以及價值。第三部份為「慾望與理性」,闡述西方二千年來哲學家對動物存在的理解、動物保護運動,以及動物保護法。

謝曉陽在台灣政治大學攻讀新聞學學士學位,於法國社會科學高等學院取得歷史及文明高等深入研究文憑,並在巴黎第八大學取得哲學博士學位。她教授科目包括新聞學、全球傳媒文化、中文新聞寫作、傳媒法規與道德及中文出版。

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Che Hio Ieong, a senior instructor in the Department of Communication at the University of Macau (UM), her new book titled ‘Discipline and Desire – The Dark History of the Relationship Between Human Beings and Animals’. This book became one of the Recommended Reads of 2019 of The Commercial Press, a large chain publisher for the ethnic Chinese community. The Recommended Reads book list also includes ‘China and Japan: Facing History’ (by Prof. Ezra Feivel Vogel from Harvard University) and 《家國之間─五四在香港百年回望》(by Prof. Chan, Hok Yin from University City of Hong Kong )

‘Discipline and Desire – The Dark History of the Relationship Between Human Beings and Animals’ divided into nine chapters, the book covers various topics, including hunting and domestication, animals and totems, animals and food, zoos, pet culture, animal ethnics, and animal protection laws. Different research methods were used in the writing of this book, including different theoretical perspectives, archival studies, content analysis, and one-on-one interviews.

Che obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Chengchi University in Taiwan. She earned her DEA (Degree of Profound Studies) in history and civilisations from the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in France, and her PhD degree from the University of Paris VIII. She teaches various subjects at UM, including news and journalism, global media culture, Chinese news writing, media law and ethics, and Chinese publication.