The Concept of Human Rights in Asia

TOWARDS AN INTERNATIONAL LAW OF CO-PROGRESSIVENESS, pp. 289-300, Sienho Yee, ed., Martinus Nijhoff, 2004

Posted: 15 Apr 2012

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Sienho Yee

School of Economics and Management - Wuhan University

Date Written: April 15, 2004

Abstract

This paper highlights the differing perceptions in the West and in Asia of the concept of human rights primarily in three respects: the inquiry into the nature of human being or personhood; the inquiry into the content and scope of concrete rights; and the societal championing of the good life. Differences in emphasis as well as in 'world view' are identified in this paper.

Keywords: human rights in Asia

Suggested Citation

Yee, Sienho, The Concept of Human Rights in Asia (April 15, 2004). TOWARDS AN INTERNATIONAL LAW OF CO-PROGRESSIVENESS, pp. 289-300, Sienho Yee, ed., Martinus Nijhoff, 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2039875

Sienho Yee (Contact Author)

School of Economics and Management - Wuhan University ( email )

Wuhan
China

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