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Asian freedoms : the idea of freedom in East and Southeast Asia

Author: David Kelly; Anthony Reid
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge Asia-Pacific studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inspired (and goaded) by Orlando Patterson's theory of freedom as a particularly western outgrowth of classical slavery, this book argues that authentic conceptions of freedom are found throughout the Asian region, where they have emerged in complex ways from local institutions and practices. A prestigious group of contributors explores these adaptations and a[l]ternative genealogies of freedom from historical,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Kelly; Anthony Reid
ISBN: 052162035X 9780521620352 0521637570 9780521637572
OCLC Number: 37694303
Description: x, 228 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Freedom --
a Eurasian mosaic / David Kelly --
Buddhism and freedom / Ian Mabbett --
Freedom and freehold : space, people and state simplification in Southeast Asia / James C. Scott --
China and freedom / W.J.F. Jenner --
The Chinese search for freedom as a universal value / David Kelly --
Freedom and the family : gendering Meiji political thought / Vera Mackie --
Merdeka : the concept of freedom in the making of modern Siam / Thanet Aphornsuvan --
The idea of freedom in Burma and the political thought of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi / Josef Silverstein --
Freedom and elite political theory in Vietnam before the French / Alexander Woodside.
Series Title: Cambridge Asia-Pacific studies.
Responsibility: edited by David Kelly and Anthony Reid.
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A prestigious group of contributors examines how Western ideas of freedom have been accepted and adapted in Asia.  Read more...

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