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Contents Introduction: 1. One Size Doesn¿t Fit All 1 The Uniquely Parochial Development of Liberal Democracy Human Rights for an East Asian Context Democracy for an East Asian Context Capitalism for an East Asian Context A Note on the Culturally Sensitive Approach to Political Theorizing Part I: Human Rights for an East Asian Context 2. Just War and Confucianism: Implications for the Contemporary World 38 Ideal Theory versus Non-Ideal Theory General Confucian Principles of Good Government Mencius on Just and Unjust War Implications for Contemporary Societies 3. Human Rights and ¿Values in Asia¿: Reflections on East-West Dialogues 86 Trade-Offs and Priorities Asian Justifications for Human Rights ¿Values in Asia¿ versus Western Liberalism: Justifiable Moral Differences? Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Human Rights: What¿s the Point? 4. The Ethical Challenges of International Human Rights NGOs: Reflections on Dialogues between Practitioners and Theorists 142 The Challenge of Cultural Conflict The Challenge of Dealing with Global Poverty The Challenge of Dealing with States that Restrict the Activities of INGOs The Challenge of Fund-Raising Implications for INGOs in East Asia Part II: Democracy for an East Asian Context 5. What¿s Wrong with Active Citizenship? A Comparison of Physical Education in Ancient Greece and Ancient China 201 Two Ancient Civilizations Why Compare State-Sponsored Physical Education in the Two Ancient Civilizations? Political Competition and Sports Competition Commercial Societies, Leisure Time and the Pursuit of Physical Excellence Implications for Contemporary East Asian Societies 6. Taking Elitism Seriously: Democracy with Confucian Characteristics 254 Political Elitism and Democracy: Two Important Values Institutionalizing Confucian Democracy 7. Is Democracy the ¿Least Bad¿ System for Minority Groups? 303 Some Definitions Democracy and Nation-Building Implications for Outside Pro-Democracy Forces 8. Democratic Education in a Multicultural Context: Lessons from Singapore 346 Singapore¿s Political History Racism in the Classroom? Inclusive Multiculturalism Beyond Singapore? Part III: Capitalism for an East Asian Context 9. Culture and Egalitarian Development: Confucian Constraints on Property Rights 382 On the Selection of Feasible and Confucian Values for Modern Societies The Overriding Value of Material Welfare The Value of Care for Needy Family Members Exporting Confucianism 10. East Asian Capitalism for an Age of Globalization 424 East Asian Capitalism and Economic Productivity East Asian Capitalism and Social Welfare Implications for Public Policy 11. Justice for Migrant Workers? The Case of Migrant Domestic Workers in East Asia 469 The Political Concerns of Foreign Domestic Workers in Hong Kong and Singapore Should Foreign Domestic Workers Be Given Equal Rights? The Role of Culture Migrant Domestic Workers in Mainland China Responses to Critics: 12. The Real and the Ideal 545
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Democracy -- East Asia.
Human rights -- East Asia.
Capitalism -- East Asia.
East Asia -- Politics and government.