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Asian values and human rights : a Confucian communitarian perspective

Author: Wm Theodore De Bary
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.
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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. Highlighting the philosophical development of Confucianism as well as the Chinese historical experience with community organization, constitutionalism, education, and women's  Read more...
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De Bary, William Theodore, 1919-
Asian values and human rights.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)606979656
Online version:
De Bary, William Theodore, 1919-
Asian values and human rights.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)631199462
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wm Theodore De Bary
ISBN: 0674049551 9780674049550 0674001966 9780674001961
OCLC Number: 38061531
Description: 196 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "Asian Values" and Confucianism 2. Individualism and Personhood 3. Laws and Rites 4. School and Community 5. The Community Compact 6. Chinese Constitutionalism and Civil Society 7. Women's Education and Women's Rights 8. Chinese Communism and Confucian Communitarianism.
Responsibility: Wm. Theodore de Bary.

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Since the horrific Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, the debate on human rights in China has raged on with increasing volume and shifting context, but little real progress. In this text, William de  Read more...

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�De Bary's� book argues brilliantly against the view that somehow 'Asian values' based on the 'Analects' of Confucius are irreconcilable with Western models of human rights...A great deal of Read more...

 
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