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Multiculturalism in Asia

Will Kymlicka and Baogang He

Abstract

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 instrumen ... More

Keywords: South Asia, East Asia, multiculturalism, ethnocultural diversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199277629
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199277621.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Will Kymlicka, editor
Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen's University, Canada
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Baogang He, editor
Associate Professor in Government, University of Tasmania
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