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International Engagement in China’s Human Rights

1st Edition

Edited by Titus Chen, Dingding Chen


194 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Since the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 there has been increasing international pressure on China to improve its approach to human rights, whilst at the same time the Chinese government has itself realised that it needs to improve its approach, and has indeed done much to implement improvements. This book explores systematically the international engagement in human rights in China and assesses the impact of such foreign involvement. It looks at particular areas including criminal justice, labour, and religious freedom, considers the processes by which international pressure is brought to bear and the processes by which improvements are implemented in China, and concludes that, whilst China’s human rights record has improved more than many people realise, further improvements are still needed.

Table of Contents

1. Mapping International Engagement in China’s Human Rights: An Introduction Titus Chen 2. Capacity Building Approach for Human Rights Education in China: Nordic Experiences and Perspectives Cecilie Figenschou Bakke, Merethe Borge MacLeod and Rhona KM Smith 3. Bearing in Mind National Particularities Hatla Thelle and Tiziana Tota 4. From "Eating the Rice" to Sipping Starbucks: China’s Emerging Relationship with Universal Criminal Justice Norms and the Role of External Actors Aurora Bewicke 5. Human Rights and Domestic Change in China: Do Human Rights Projects Matter? Elisa Nesossi 6. Coordinated Compliance and Private Approach of International Engagement in China’s Human RightsWang Chao 7. The Limited Role of Naming and Shaming: A Case Study of International Human Rights Campaigns during the 2008 Beijing Olympics Hsiao-chi Hsu 8. The Changed and Unchanged in Religious Freedom Discourse and the Responses to International Engagement of Protestant Advocacy in China Ray Wang 9. Constitutions across the Strait Margaret Lewis 10. International Engagement Matters: What We Have Learned from the Chinese Cases Dingding Chen

About the Editors

Dingding Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration, University of Macau, China.

Titus Chen is an Associate Professor at the Institute of China & Asia-Pacific Studies, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan.

About the Series

China Policy Series

With the rise of China and its impact on the world, interest in China has increased drastically in recent years. This series focuses on policy-oriented research and scholarly works with policy implications, on all aspects of contemporary Chinese economy, politics, society, environment, journalism and cultures.  It also covers China’s foreign relations with major international organizations such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and World Bank, and major powers such as the United States, European Union (and its member states), Japan and others.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General