Publication Type

Book Review

Publication Date

1-2011

Abstract

Beginning with an account of Ronald Dworkin’s two-week visit toChina in 2002 as an example of how “uniquely parochial” post–WorldWar II Western liberal democratic theory and theorists have been,Daniel A. Bell proceeds to examine how theories of human rights,democracy, and capitalism (“main hallmarks of liberal democracy”)have become substantially modified when transmitted to East Asiansocieties. Bell brings a wealth of interesting material to support hisargument that “[w]hat is right for East Asians does not simply involveimplementing Western-style political practices when the opportunitypresents itself; it involves drawing upon East Asian political realitiesand cultural traditions that are defensible to contemporary EastAsians” (p. 8). This review focuses on the middle section on democ-racy and deals only briefly with the first and last sections.

Discipline

Arts and Humanities

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Journal of Chinese Philosophy

Volume

38

Issue

1

First Page

181

Last Page

185

ISSN

0301-8121

ISBN

9780691123080

Identifier

10.1111/j.1540-6253.2010.01637.x

Publisher

Wiley: 12 months - No Online Open

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6253.2010.01637.x

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