Cultural Pol & Asian Values / Edition 1

Cultural Pol & Asian Values / Edition 1

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by Michael D. Barr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415338263

ISBN-13: 9780415338264

Pub. Date: 11/11/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Cultural Politics and Asian Values looks at the political, cultural and religious background of East and Southeast Asian societies and those of 'the West', with a view to seeing how they are affecting contemporary national and international politics: democratization, the international human rights discourse, NGOs and globalization.
The book surveys

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Cultural Politics and Asian Values looks at the political, cultural and religious background of East and Southeast Asian societies and those of 'the West', with a view to seeing how they are affecting contemporary national and international politics: democratization, the international human rights discourse, NGOs and globalization.
The book surveys the political history and pre-history of the 'Asian values' debate, taking it up to the era of Megawati Sukarnoputri, Chen Shui-bian and Kim Dae-jung. In chapters on Confucianism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and liberalism, Barr explores the histories and conceptual essences of the world religions involved in or affected by the debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415338264
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/11/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Cultural Politics 1. Death of a Debate? 2. A Broad History: From Meiji to 'East Asian Miracle' 3. Narrow Histories: Lee Kuan Yew and Dr Mahathir 4. Confronting China After the End of History 5. Fin de Siècle: 'Democratic Moment', Financial Crisis and Beyond Part 2: Values and Religions 6. Of Liberalism and Other Religions 7. The European Legacy: Christianity and Liberalism 8. Islam: of Shari'a and Adat; Calophs and Rajas 9. Buddhism: The Politics of Compassion 10. Confucianism: Humane Rites and Elite Rights Part III: Cultural Politics and Asian Values 11. 'Asian Values' Revisited 12. Human Rights Revisited

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Cultural Pol & Asian Values 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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