Debating Human Rights: Critical Essays from the United States and Asia

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DEBATING HUMAN RIGHTS

Critical essays from the United States and Asia

Edited by

Peter Van Ness

with contributions by

Nikhil Aziz, Linda Butenhoff, Radhika Coomaraswamy,
Manisha Desai, Edward Friedman, Hoshino Eiichi,
Kishore Mahbubani, Chandra Muzaffar, Shih Chih-yu,
Michael J. Sullivan, Daniel Wessner and Zhu Feng

London and New York

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 18
  • Part I - Issues in Dispute 23
  • 1 - From Human Rights to Human Dignity 25
  • 2 - The Human Rights Debate in an Era of Globalization 32
  • 3 - Asia as a Fount of Universal Human Rights 56
  • Notes 76
  • 4 - An Asian Perspective on Human Rights and Freedom of the Press 80
  • Part II - Human Rights in Greater China 99
  • 5 - East Meets West 101
  • Notes 117
  • 6 - Developmentalism and China’s Human Rights Policy 120
  • 7 - Human Rights as Identities 144
  • Part III - Women’s Rights 165
  • 8 - Reinventing International Law 167
  • Notes 183
  • 9 - From Vienna to Beijing 184
  • Part IV - Human Rights and International Relations 197
  • 10 - Human Rights and Development Aid 199
  • 11 - Human Rights Problems and Current Sino-American Relations 232
  • 12 - From Judge to Participant 255
  • Notes 273
  • Conclusion 278
  • Index 282
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