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Bioethics: Asian Perspectives : A Quest for Moral Diversity - Ren-Zong Qiu

Bioethics: Asian Perspectives

A Quest for Moral Diversity

By: Ren-Zong Qiu (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2003
ISBN: 9781402017957
Number Of Pages: 242

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Bioethics: Asian Perspectives: A Quest for Moral Diversity: - is the first volume on bioethics all contributors of which are exclusively non-western scholars; - unfolds a rich and colourful picture; - addresses thorny bioethical issues from comprehensive Asian perspectives and different from the western paradigm of bioethics; - covers many topics including the intellectual foundation of Asian bioethics, bioethics and Asian culture, life and death, euthanasia and end-of-life care in Asia; - shows in its discussions moral diversity in Asia; - sheds light on Bioethics: Asian Perspectives: A Quest for Moral Diversity: - is the first volume on bioethics all contributors of which are exclusively non-western scholars; - unfolds a rich and colourful picture; - addresses thorny bioethical issues from comprehensive Asian perspectives and different from the western paradigm of bioethics; - covers many topics including the intellectual foundation of Asian bioethics, bioethics and Asian culture, life and death, euthanasia and end-of-life care in Asia; - shows in its discussions moral diversity in Asia; - sheds light on the debate about universal ethics, global ethics and moral diversity. The bo

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"This volume can be regarded as the latest contribution in a series of works that attempt to explore an original path towards modernity. This approach, rooted in the fields of bioethics, is said to be nursed by sources of East Asian traditions and to respond to the characteristics of the different societies in the region. ... For a European observer, this book provides a welcome opportunity to discuss the achievements of this school in some detail." (Ole Doering, East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, Vol. 25, 2007)

Introduction: Bioethics and Asian Culture--A Quest for Moral Diversityp. 1
The Foundations of Bioethics in Asia
Confucian and Western Notions of Human Need and Agency: Health Care and Biomedical Ethics in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 13
Personhood and Bioethics: Chinese Perspectivep. 29
The Foundations of a Possible Asian Bioethicsp. 45
Confucian Personhood and Bioethics: A Critical Appraisalp. 49
Rights or Virtues? Towards a Reconstructionist Confucian Bioethicsp. 57
Bioethics in Asian Culture: Global or Local?
Philippine Culture and Bioethicsp. 71
Living in Separation and Unequal Worlds: A Study in the Application of Bioethicsp. 83
Medical Ethics and Communicative Ethicsp. 91
"Sakit" and "Karamdamam": Towards Authenticity in the Filipino Concepts of Disease and Illnessp. 105
Life, Death, Euthanasia and End-of-Life Care
Cloning Humans? - Some Moral Considerationsp. 115
Brain Death Criteria in Japanp. 129
To Have a Good Birth as well as a Good Death: The Chinese Traditional View of Life and Its Implicationsp. 135
Life, Death and End-of-Life Care: Taoist Perspectivep. 147
Euthanasia Should Be Legalized in China: Personal Perspectivep. 157
Bioethics, Policy and Law in Asia
Chinese Population Policy: Good Choice and Right Choicep. 173
Does Eugenics Exist in China? Ethical Issues in the Law on Maternal and Infant Health Carep. 185
AIDS, Policy and Bioethics: A New Bioethical Framework for China's HIV/AIDS Preventionp. 197
Justice Is to Be Financed before It Is to Be Done: The Social Justice of the Hong Kong Public Health Care Reformp. 207
Notes on Contributorsp. 229
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9781402017957
ISBN-10: 1402017952
Series: Asian Studies in Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.19