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Cultural Politics and Asian Values: The Tepid War

Cultural Politics and Asian Values: The Tepid War (Paperback)

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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.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentComparative politicsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalComparative religion Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 01/02/2004 ISBN-13: 9780415338264  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Michael Barr is the author of Lee Kuan Yew: The Beliefs Behind the Man, which was based on his dissertation. He wrote Cultural Politics and Asian Values as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Community and Cross-Cultural Studies, Queensland University of Technology. In mid-2002 he took up an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History Department at the University of Queensland.

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