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International Human Rights and Asian Commitment
After the 1993 Bangkok Regional Preparatory Meeting, human rights were no longer dismissed as a tool of foreign oppression but were promoted as a means of asserting Asian distinctiveness from Western-dominated norms of social and political order.
A Brief History of the Modern Human Rights Discourse in China
Given the logic of communist ideology—that the working people are the masters in society—human rights did not make much sense. After all, the logic went, from whom do you want rights?
Authoritarian Culture and the Struggle for Human Rights in Thailand
A Hindu notion of divine kingship and a feudal absolute monarchy have reinforced authoritarianism as the dominant political culture from ancient to present-day Thai society, clashing with a modern culture of democracy and human rights.