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Asiatiska värderingar : mänskliga rättigheter i Japan och Kina

Persson, Andre LU (2010) MRSG20 20101
Human Rights Studies
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The march forward for human rights and the spread of it throughout the world has been subjected to arguments by Asian governments that human rights and the values it promotes goes contrary to Asian values, and the Confucian society. This essay explores the roots of the Asian values argument and these Asian values and tries to see the reasoning and the structure of what lies behind the argument about them. It presents a comparative analysis of Japan and China, seeing both the implementation of human rights and the effect of the supposed particular Asian values in the respective country. What differences are there, what similarities are there, and what other reasons could there be for the perception of these set of values as very particular... (More)
The march forward for human rights and the spread of it throughout the world has been subjected to arguments by Asian governments that human rights and the values it promotes goes contrary to Asian values, and the Confucian society. This essay explores the roots of the Asian values argument and these Asian values and tries to see the reasoning and the structure of what lies behind the argument about them. It presents a comparative analysis of Japan and China, seeing both the implementation of human rights and the effect of the supposed particular Asian values in the respective country. What differences are there, what similarities are there, and what other reasons could there be for the perception of these set of values as very particular to Asia, and incompatible with human rights. The abstract frame of this essay is the thought by John Rawls of the necessity of an acceptance for differing perceptions of an overlying legal framework to give it legitimacy. (Less)
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author
Persson, Andre LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20101
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Human rights, Japan, China, cultural relativism, Confucius, asian values, Kina, mänskliga rättigheter, kulturrelativism
language
Swedish
id
1608617
date added to LUP
2010-06-16 09:48:28
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2014-09-04 08:27:47
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  abstract     = {The march forward for human rights and the spread of it throughout the world has been subjected to arguments by Asian governments that human rights and the values it promotes goes contrary to Asian values, and the Confucian society. This essay explores the roots of the Asian values argument and these Asian values and tries to see the reasoning and the structure of what lies behind the argument about them. It presents a comparative analysis of Japan and China, seeing both the implementation of human rights and the effect of the supposed particular Asian values in the respective country. What differences are there, what similarities are there, and what other reasons could there be for the perception of these set of values as very particular to Asia, and incompatible with human rights. The abstract frame of this essay is the thought by John Rawls of the necessity of an acceptance for differing perceptions of an overlying legal framework to give it legitimacy.},
  author       = {Persson, Andre},
  keyword      = {Human rights,Japan,China,cultural relativism,Confucius,asian values,Kina,mänskliga rättigheter,kulturrelativism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Asiatiska värderingar : mänskliga rättigheter i Japan och Kina},
  year         = {2010},
}