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Asian Values and Human Rights

A Confucian Communitarian Perspective (Wing-Tsit Chan Memorial Lectures)

by Wm. Theodore de Bary

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Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Confucianism,
  • Human rights,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • China,
  • Asia - China,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights,
  • Asia - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7670315M
    ISBN 100674001966
    ISBN 109780674001961

    Download Citation | "Asian Values" and Global Human Rights | by University of Hawai‘i Press individuals or corporations can serve as instruments to keep the vast masses of humankind in. Since the horrific Tiananmen Square massacre in , the debate on human rights in China has raged on with increasing volume and shifting context, but little real progress. In this provocative book, one of our most learned scholars of China moves beyond the political shouting match, informing and contextualizing this debate from a Confucian and a historical perspective."Asian Values" is a.

      Universal human rights, cultural relativism and the Asian values debate 9 October Author: Patrick Chin-Dahler, ANU. The issue of implementing universal human rights (specifically Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which articulates the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion) continues to be a sensitive and ongoing issue between various. Asian Values. The ‘Asian values’ argument is largely an expression of cultural relativism. The Bangkok Declaration adopted by Asian governments in April stakes out a distinctively Asian point of view on issues of human rights.

    The problem of human rights is not one of "individualistic West" versus "communitarian Asia." Drawing on the thoughts of key Confucian thinkers and aspects of Chinese history, Wm. Theodore de Bary, in Asian Values and Human Rights, rejects any claim that modern human rights conceptions are exclusively Western, culture bound, and inapplicable to China or the rest of Asia, and that Author: Haixia Wang Lan. Book Description: Negotiating Culture and Human Rights provides a new interdisciplinary approach to issues of cultural values and universal human rights. Central to the discussion is the "Asian values debate," so named because of the culturally relativist ideals embraced by some key Asian governments.


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"Asian values" is a concept advanced by some authoritarian regimes to differentiate an Asian model of development, supposedly based on Confucianism, from a Western model identified with individualism, liberal democracy, and human rights/5(10).

Asian values, set of values promoted since the late 20th century by some Asian political leaders and intellectuals as a conscious alternative to Western political values such as human rights, democracy, and tes of Asian values typically claimed that the rapid development of many East Asian economies in the post-World War II period was due to the shared culture of their.

While I agree with the main argument of this book that the Asian values are more of an empty myth and a perpetual questions than established facts, I take issues on their hubris on the global and universal value of human rights "as a mere set of ideals it has no boundaries and tracing its history tends to be non-essential for its application"(p2)/5.

Human Rights Factor,” Issues s 30 (October ): 69; see also Jack Donnelly, “Human Rights and Asian Values,” paper presented at a workshop of the Carnegie Council’s Human Rights Initiative, “Changing Conceptions of Human Rights in a Growing East Asia, “ in Hakone, Japan, June 23–25, “The book is fascinating Asian Values and Human Rights is an attempt to present and defend an interpretation of Confucianism that may be relevant for Confucian-influenced societies in East Asia, especially China Too often, this kind of debate involves recovering obscure and long-forgotten references, and ‘proving’ that Asian societies profess this or that political value.

Human rights are neither a uniquely Western phenomenon nor a hindrance to economic development, the charges usually leveled against those who seek to implement human rights in Asia. In this valuable lecture, Amartya Sen points to intellectual. The Asian challenge to the universality of human rights has sparked off intense debate.

This volume takes a clear stand for universal rights, both theoretically and empirically, by analysing social and political processes in a number of East and Southeast Asian by: A series of thematic chapters allow the author to examine what Asian values mean for human rights, political development, regional co-operation, economics and culture.

Intended for both the executive and the student, the guide seeks to explore the new Asia which has emerged from decades of rapid growth and economic by: human rights are not universally valid because they are the product of Western norms or — in a subtler form of the argument — that human rights need to be appropriate for, and accepted in, specific local contexts in order to politically legitimate The ^Asian values _ ideology is a.

The "Asian values" argument within the international human rights debate holds that not all Asian states should be expected to protect human rights to the same degree. This position of "cultural relativism," often used by authoritarian governments in Asia to counter charges of human rights violations, has long been dismissed by Western and Asian human rights advocates as a weak excuse.4/5(1).

The term Asian values is a political ideology that arose in the s, which defined elements of society, culture, and history common to the nations of Southeast Asia and East aimed to use commonalities – for example, the principles of collectivism or communitarianism – to unify people for their economic and social good and to create a pan-Asian identity.

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