"Once in a while, a book comes along that takes an 'outdated' topic and shows it to be cutting-edge. Human Rights in Asia is just such a work. The contributors to this volume unite a profound awareness of historical context with commitments to comparative inquiry. Addressing key conceptual shifts as well as careful case studies from across Asia, Human Rights in Asia shows how any assumption that debates over 'Asian Values' ended in the 1990s is profoundly mistaken. Instead, these essays show how conceptions of human rights in Asia have been reworked in the wake of financial crisis, political transformation, and the geopolitics of the 'war on terror.' Those with interests in Asian Studies, human rights, and a range of other topics will find this volume invaluable." - Tom Boellstorff, University of California, Irvine
Leena Avonius is Senior Researcher, Renvall Institute for Area and Cultural Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland. Damien Kingsbury is Associate Professor, and Associate Head of the School of International and Political Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.