Asian Values: Encounter with Diversity

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Overview

This book opens with an examination of values themselves, grappling with western assertions of individual human rights and the eastern emphasis on duties, and analysing selected Asian philosophical and religious traditions. Several case studies follow, on countries the Philippines, Japan, China, Malaysia and Thailand. The purpose of the book is to help westerners in particular to understand and appreciate better the changes taking place in Asia, to handle relations more sensitively, and thereby to help bring Europe and Asia together.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780700710966
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Pages: 207

Table of Contents

Preface
Notes on the Contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Understanding Asian Values 1
2 Rights, Duties and Responsibilities 20
3 'Asian' Values and the Heart of Understanding: A Buddhist View 43
4 The Relevance of Confucianism Today 70
5 Islamic and European Values: Similarities and Differences 96
6 Hindu Values 106
7 'The Market' in Asian Values 118
8 Asian Values and Their Impact on Business Practices 139
9 The Encounter Between Europe and Asia in Pre-Colonial Times 164
Index 201
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