Solidarity and Reciprocity with Migrants in Asia

Catholic and Confucian Ethics in Dialogue

  • Mary Mee-Yin Yuen

Part of the Religion and Global Migrations book series (RGM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mary Mee-Yin Yuen
    Pages 1-9
  3. Mary Mee-Yin Yuen
    Pages 61-89
  4. Mary Mee-Yin Yuen
    Pages 91-120
  5. Mary Mee-Yin Yuen
    Pages 183-210
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-239

About this book


“Appealing to cognate Christian and Confucian virtues, Yuen argues, lets us contextualize rights discourse; so that the Church’s teaching truly becomes learning. Yuen has made an immense contribution, not only in applying rights to the suffering of migrant women in Hong Kong, but to our reimagining rights and their place in our Christian heritage.  She has taught us not only to grieve, but to act.”
William O’Neill, S.J., Professor Emeritus, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, USA

Based on Catholic and Confucian social ethics, this book develops an ethic of solidarity and reciprocity with the migrants in Asia who are marginalized. Mary Mee-Yin Yuen draws off her own pastoral experiences in the Church, the situation of the wider Christian community, and the personal experiences of migrant women from various Asian countries in Hong Kong, to describe the features and practices of an ethical approach that emphasizes solidarity and reciprocity. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book integrates Catholic social ethics, moral philosophy, Chinese Confucian ethics, social sciences, and cultural studies to investigate the phenomenon of international and intra-national migration in Asia, particularly with regard to women migrants moving from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Mainland China to Hong Kong. 


East Asia china virtue Southeast Asia Human Rights

Authors and affiliations

  • Mary Mee-Yin Yuen
    • 1
  1. 1.Holy Spirit Seminary College of Theology and PhilosophyHong KongHong Kong

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