The Politics of Human Rights in East Asia

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The Politics of Human Rights in East Asia

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 307 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
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Refugees fleeing East Timor. Tiananmen Square in China. The killing fields in Cambodia. Freedom of speech in Singapore. The subject of human rights in Asia is a hotly debated one. In The Politics of Human Rights in East Asia, the authors survey the human rights records and attitudes of each country. The countries covered are: China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. Kenneth Christie covers Southeast Asia and Denny Roy covers Northeast Asia. They conclude with a discussion of the Association of East Asian Nation's (ASEAN) role and suggestions for the future. Throughout, they examine the competing meaning of human rights in the Western versus the non-Western context and place the role of human rights within the framework of each country's history and political and economic development.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   viii
Introduction: Human Rights in East Asia 1 (28)
Part 1 Southeast Asia 29 (188)
Kenneth Christie
Malaysia, Singapore and ASEAN 31 (49)
Myanmar and Vietnam 80 (43)
Indonesia 123 (36)
Thailand and the Philippines 159 (40)
Cambodia 199 (18)
Part 2 Northeast Asia 217 (60)
Denny Roy
China 219 (15)
North and South Korea 234 (26)
Japan 260 (17)
Notes 277 (26)
Index 303