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Cultural Politics and Asian Values

The Tepid War

By Michael D. Barr

Routledge – 2004 – 256 pages

Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

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    978-0-415-27764-8
    August 28th 2002

Description

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 globalisation.

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.

Contents

Part I: Cultural Politics

Part II: Values and Religions

Part III: Cultural Politics and Asian Values

Name: Cultural Politics and Asian Values: The Tepid War (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Michael D. Barr. 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...
Categories: Asian Politics, Political Theory