Asian Values And Human Rights

Asian Values And Human Rights

by William Theodore De Bary
     
 

Highlighting the philosophical development of Confucianism as well as the Chinese historical experience with community organization, constitutionalism, education, and women's rights, Wm. Theodore de Bary argues that while the Confucian sense of personhood differs in some respects from Western libertarian concepts of the individual, it is not incompatible with human… See more details below

Overview

Highlighting the philosophical development of Confucianism as well as the Chinese historical experience with community organization, constitutionalism, education, and women's rights, Wm. Theodore de Bary argues that while the Confucian sense of personhood differs in some respects from Western libertarian concepts of the individual, it is not incompatible with human rights, but could, rather, enhance them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674001961
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Series:
Wing-Tsit Chan Memorial Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Wm. Theodore de Bary is John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University, Emeritus and Provost, Emeritus of Columbia University.

Table of Contents

1. "Asian Values" and Confucianism

2. Individualism and Personhood

3. Laws and Rites

4. School and Community

5. The Community Compact

6. Chinese Constitutionalism and Civil Society

7. Women's Education and Women's Rights

Chinese Communism and Confucian Communitarianism

Afterword

Notes

Works Cited

Index

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