Cultural politics and Asian values: the tepid war

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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 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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9780203060285 (Mar 2004), 9780203220290 (Jan 2004), 0203220293 (2003), 9781138863088 (Feb 2015)
ISBN (Print)0415277647
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Originally published in 2002. Published as an ebook in 2003 and reissued in 2004 and 2015 by Routledge.


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