Human Rights and Asian Values: Contesting National Identities and Cultural Representations in Asia


The Asian challenge to the universality of human rights has sparked off intense debate. This volume takes a clear stand for universal rights, both theoretically and empirically, by analysing social and political processes in a number of East and Southeast Asian countries. On the national arenas, Asian values are linked to the struggle between authoritarian and democratic forces, which both tend to convey stereotyped images of the 'west', but with reversed meanings.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Richmond, England
Publication year:
  • 2000