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Cultural Politics and Asian Values : The Tepid War - Michael D. Barr

Cultural Politics and Asian Values

The Tepid War

Paperback Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9780415338264
Number Of Pages: 256

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Cultural Politics and Asian Values looks at the political, cultural and religious background of East and Southeast Asian societies and those of 'the West', with a view to seeing how they are affecting contemporary national and international politics: democratization, the international human rights discourse, NGOs and globalization.
The book surveys the political history and pre-history of the 'Asian values' debate, taking it up to the era of Megawati Sukarnoputri, Chen Shui-bian and Kim Dae-jung. In chapters on Confucianism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and liberalism, Barr explores the histories and conceptual essences of the world religions involved in or affected by the debate.

Cultural Politics
Death of a Debate?
A Broad History: From Meiji to 'East Asian Miracle'
Narrow Histories: Lee Kuan Yew and Dr Mahathir
Confronting China After the End of History
Fin de SiTcle: 'Democratic Moment', Financial Crisis and Beyond
Values and Religions
Of Liberalism and Other Religions
The European Legacy: Christianity and Liberalism
Islam: of Shari'a and Adat; Calophs and Rajas
Buddhism: The Politics of Compassion
Confucianism: Humane Rites and Elite Rights
Politics and Asian Values
'Asian Values' Revisited
Human Rights Revisited
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ISBN: 9780415338264
ISBN-10: 0415338263
Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-pacific Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st February 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1