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1st Edition

Global Justice in East Asia

ISBN 9780367280987
Published December 5, 2019 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

As a fascinating study of global justice in Asia, this book presents a series of contributions reflecting upon the conditions of a greater involvement of East Asian traditions of thought in the debate on global justice.

Including chapters on diverse issues such as global social inequalities, human rights practice and the functioning of international institutions, this book examines the political cultures of East Asia in order to help political theorists better appraise the distinctiveness of non‐Western ideas of justice. Confirming the persistence of a strong social ethos, the contributions also demonstrate the long-lasting influence of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism in shaping East Asian public conceptions of justice.

Bringing much needed non-Western voices to the global justice debate, this book will appeal to students and scholars of politics, law and philosophy, as well as activists involved in the global justice movement.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: Critical reflections on Parochialism and Western-Centrism  1. Liberal Internationalism, Intervention and Moral Imperialism  2. On the Compatibility of Global Democratic Justice and Confucianism  3. Are Political Conceptions of Global Justice Parochial?  Part 2: Contextual Appraisal  4. Anticipating Global Justice: Confucianism and Mohism in Classical China  5. Chinese Political Culture and the International Order  6. State Coercion, "Tianxia", and the Idea of Egalitarian Global Justice  Part 3: East Asian Insights into Global Justice  7. All-under-Heaven and Liberty  8. A Confucian "Law of Peoples": Mencius’s Thought on Global Justice  9. Global Justice without a Center: Reappraisal of Tianxia with Non-domination  10. A Topography of Japanese Socialism: Kƍtoku ShĆ«sui and Global Justice

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Hugo El Kholi is a Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) at Sun Yat-sen University, China. His current research interests are global justice, Enlightenment philosophy and contemporary Chinese political thought.

Jun-Hyeok Kwak is Professor of the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) at Sun Yat-sen University, China. His main research interests lie at the crossroads of political philosophy from Socrates to Machiavelli, contemporary political theory and comparative political philosophy.