Human Rights in Asia

A Reassessment of the Asian Values Debate

  • Leena Avonius
  • Damien Kingsbury

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Leena Avonius, Damien Kingsbury
    Pages 1-17
  3. Damien Kingsbury
    Pages 19-39
  4. Jau-hwa Chen
    Pages 41-61
  5. Ann Kent
    Pages 83-97
  6. Laurence Wai-Teng Leong
    Pages 121-140
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-254

About this book


This book offers a critical reassessment of the 'Asian values' debate, which dominated the human rights discourse in the late 1990s, and a reappraisal of the human rights situation in Asia since then. The chapters in this book contextualize the debate and examine in what ways the issues raised then continue to trouble Asian societies.


democracy gender human rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Leena Avonius
    • 1
  • Damien Kingsbury
    • 2
  1. 1.Asia-Pacific Studies of the Renvall InstituteUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.School of International and Political StudiesDeakin UniversityAustralia

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