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Nobility & civility : Asian ideals of leadership and the common good

Author: Wm Theodore De Bary
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
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Globalization has become an inescapable fact of contemporary life. Some leaders, in both the East and the West, believe that human rights are culture-bound and that liberal democracy is essentially Western, inapplicable to the non-Western world. How can civilized life be preserved and issues of human rights and civil society be addressed if the material forces dominating world affairs are allowed to run blindly,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
De Bary, William Theodore, 1919-
Nobility & civility.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004042212
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wm Theodore De Bary
ISBN: 9780674030671 0674030672
OCLC Number: 435542289
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 256 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Confucius' noble person --
The noble paths of Buddha and Rama --
Buddhist spirituality and Chinese civility --
Shōtoku's constitution and the civil order in Early Japan --
Chrysanthemum and civil society in Song China --
Civil and military in Tokugawa Japan --
Citizen and subject in modern Japan --
"The people renewed" in twentieth-century China.
Other Titles: Nobility and civility
Responsibility: Wm. Theodore de Bary.


De Bary argues that the concepts of leadership and public morality in the major Asian traditions-Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, and Japanese-offer a valuable perspective on humanizing the globalization  Read more...


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By addressing the fundamental question of whether Asian values can enrich liberal concepts such as liberty, rationality, human rights, and the due process of law, de Bary makes a significant Read more...

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