Cultural Pol & Asian Values / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415338264
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/11/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Barr is the author of Lee Kuan Yew: The Beliefs Behind the Man, which was based on his dissertation. He wrote Cultural Politics and Asian Values as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Community and Cross-Cultural Studies, Queensland University of Technology. In mid-2002 he took up an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History Department at the University of Queensland.

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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 Si├Ęcle: '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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    Lier. I'm done.

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    Posted July 20, 2014


    Long wavy dark brown hair, tan, and very light blue eyes that make them look almost grey

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    Posted December 14, 2013


    Just Awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013


    Really good! Keep going!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Raining Fire by Diana

    Jasmine looked at me sideways. "Should I be scared?"
    I shook my head, jerking my head towards the Cloaks, as I had come to think of them. "They should." That confidence, by the way? Totally fake. "Just—don't freak out, okay?"
    I took a deep breath, then exhaled, trying to clear the deafening din the other kids were making out of my head. Focus. I had practiced this trick playing Hide and Seek with my younger brother, but never with more than just me. I took another breath, closed my eyes, and waited for the tingly feeling I always felt when it happened.
    "Aiisha! You're disappearing! What the-? I'm disappearing!" Jasmine exclaimed quietly. So it worked on her, too. The tingly feeling spread down to my toes, and I opened my eyes.
    "We should be able to slip past them now." I heard my voice, way too calm to be me. Jasmine was still in front of me, I knew, but unseen by anyone, just like me.
    "Shh! Don't blow our cover. We're invisible to them."
    Jasmine shut up, then the indent on the seat where she had been sitting puffed up, as if she'd stood.
    "Hey!" Perfect timing. One of the Cloaks was standing in front of my seat, bellowing in a strange accent. I quickly stood, making the seat look empty. "What happened to the girl!?"
    "She's gone?" Another one vaulted over a row of seats, and I crouched to avoid being hit.
    "Here, midgey, midgey, midgey..." The other called, and my heart skipped a beat. Were they talking about me?
    "Come on," I whispered. "Now's our chance." Time to make my move. Still crouching, I slid past the Cloaks and into the aisle, now between two of them and the bus driver. I guess there are perks to being small. The others were guarding the two main exits.
    I stood, pulling Jasmine with me.
    I squeezed her hand and made us visible again, both of us yelling a single word over the commotion.
    ((Character applications are being accepted now! Please tell me what you think of my story!))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013


    I dunno where you're going with this. A sister story? Will Jade come in? Sure, at this time she's supposed to be homeless, but hey, you've got bacically the same intro as me, and I'm just thinking aloud. Wow. I ramble a lot. Anyways, like I said, if you're heading towards an "Aiisha's POV", you can certainly use Lakeside Drive characters.
    Yours falsely,
    Imma rebelll!

    Ps. If i advertise you, will you advertise me? I'm trying to get LD back on its feet, but no one's reading! HEEEELLP!
    MAH LEG!
    Pps, read my story at dequ! It too includes Aiisha, but not as the main character. Mine came first!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013


    Love it! So suspenseful :) <p> Character application: Luke, tall with dirty blonde hair and a devilish smile. Acts tough o the outsde but has a soft heart. Wears jeans, sporty shirts, and tennis shoes. (Popular)

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