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Asian values and human rights : a Confucian communitarian perspective

Author: William Theodore De Bary
Publisher: Cambridge (Mass.) ; London : Harvard University Press, 2011, cop. 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Theodore De Bary
ISBN: 0674049551 9780674049550 0674001966 9780674001961
OCLC Number: 780833332
Description: 196 str. ; 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 Chinese Communism and Confucian Communitarianism Afterword Notes Works Cited Index
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Highlighting Confucianism's philosophical development and Chinese historical experience with community organization, constitutionalism, education, and women's rights, de Bary argues that while the  Read more...

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