Multiculturalism in Asia

2005, Multiculturalism in Asia. Edited by Kymlicka, Will and He, Baogang, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England, doi: 10.1093/0199277621.001.0001.

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Title Multiculturalism in Asia
Editor(s) Kymlicka, Will
He, BaogangORCID iD for He, Baogang
Publication date 2005
Total pages xi, 364 p.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of Publication Oxford, England
Keyword(s) Multiculturalism -- Asia
Asia -- Ethnic relations -- Government policy
Asia -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Summary This book explores the different ways that issues of ethnocultural diversity are conceptualised and debated in South and East Asia. It looks at the legacies of precolonial and colonial traditions for managing diversity, their reinterpretation under postcolonial independence and globalisation, and their relationship to Western liberal models of multiculturalism and emerging international norms of human and minority rights. It shows that political actors draw on a range of intellectual resources and traditions when thinking through these questions. Appeals to international human rights instruments and Western policies of multiculturalism are interspersed with appeals to local traditions, national mythologies, regional practices, and religious doctrines. An attempt to understand these debates or contribute to them requires an understanding of the complex interaction between the different ways of conceptualising diversity and citizenship.
Notes Contents: Liberal multiculturalism : western models, global trends, and Asian debates / Will Kymlicka -- Minority rights with Chinese characteristics / Baogang He -- A liberal model of minority rights for an illiberal multiethnic state? The case of Lao PDR / Vatthana Pholsena -- Subjects of the nation without citizenship : the case of 'hill tribes' in Thailand / Mika Toyota -- Liberal and structural ethnic political accommodation in Malaysia / N. Ganesan -- Normative pluralism in Indonesia : regions, religions, and ethnicities / John Bowen -- The cost of membership in ascribed community / Chua Beng Huat -- Justice for migrant workers? The case of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong and Singapore / Daniel A. Bell and Nicola Piper -- At the margins of a liberal-democratic state : ethnic minorities in Japan / Lam Peng-Er -- Multination federalism and minority rights in Sri Lanka / Rohan Edrisinha -- Burma/Myanmar : struggle for democracy and ethnic rights / Alan Smith -- Indian exceptionalism or Indian model : negotiating cultural diversity and minority rights in a democratic nation-state / Gurpreet Mahajan.
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006
ISBN 019927763X
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/0199277621.001.0001
Field of Research 160603 Comparative Government and Politics
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
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