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Title Asian freedoms : the idea of freedom in East and Southeast Asia / edited by David Kelly and Anthony Reid
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998


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Description x, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge Asia-Pacific studies
Cambridge Asia-Pacific studies.
Contents 1. Freedom - a Eurasian Mosaic / David Kelly -- 2. Buddhism and Freedom / Ian Mabbett -- 3. Freedom and Freehold: Space, People and State Simplification in Southeast Asia / James C. Scott -- 4. China and Freedom / W. J. F. Jenner -- 5. The Chinese Search for Freedom as a Universal Value / David Kelly -- 6. Freedom and the Family: Gendering Meiji Political Thought / Vera Mackie -- 7. Merdeka: The Concept of Freedom in Indonesia / Anthony Reid -- 8. Slavery and Modernity: Freedom in the Making of Modern Siam / Thanet Aphornsuvan -- 9. The Idea of Freedom in Burma and the Political Thought of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi / Josef Silverstein -- 10. Freedom and Elite Political Theory in Vietnam Before the French / Alexander Woodside
Summary Inspired (and goaded) by Orlando Patterson's theory of freedom as a particularly western outgrowth of classical slavery, this book argues that authentic conceptions of freedom are found throughout the Asian region, where they have emerged in complex ways from local institutions and practices. A prestigious group of contributors explores these adaptations and aternative genealogies of freedom from historical, religious, political and ideological perspectives. This timely book will make an important contribution to our understanding of Asian politics and culture, particularly in the light of the politically sensitive 'Asian values' debate
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Donation. ANU COOP 20120212 Brissenden collection, ANU Library
Signed by author 1 copy. ANU
Subject Civil rights -- Southeast Asia.
Civil rights -- East Asia.
Human rights -- Southeast Asia.
Human rights -- East Asia.
Human rights -- Southeast Asia.
Asia, Southeastern -- Politics and government.
Far East -- Politics and government.
Author Kelly, David, 1948-
Reid, Anthony, 1939-
LC no. 97035128
ISBN 052162035X