In The Monkeys of Arashiyama: Thirty-five Years of Research in Japan and the West, Linda Fedigan and Pamela Asquith reveal the diversity of research on the Arashiyama Japanese macaques, and the Japanese and Western traditions in primate studies. The essays reflect studies by primatologists with the population at Arashiyama, Kyoto, and the subgroup which fissioned from the original macaque group, transferred to Texas in 1972. It is a comprehensive examination of this major research group, highlighted by some of the new and interesting findings on primate social organization.
Linda M. Fedigan is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta. Pamela J. Asquith is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Calgary.
"This topic is significant, both scientifically (35 years of data on a group of primates is unique), and culturally (the cooperation between scientists of very different cultures is rare in science and unique in primatology). The similarities and especially the differences between the emphases placed by scientists from the two cultures give the book an order of interest well beyond the history of a group of monkeys. " — G. Gray Eaton, Oregon Regional Primate Research Center
"This is a unique and watershed book. It may have supplements in the future, but it represents a major event in primatology and includes a valuable and dramatic body of information. It should rate high on citation indexes for a long time. " — Claud A. Bramblett, The University of Texas