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Is it possible, given culturally incongruent perspectives, to validate any common standards of behaviour? Is cultural relativity be a problem when cultures are porous? Can we implement human rights without incorporating the idea into the fabric of culture? This book addresses such questions with an inventive and original understanding of culture.
XIAORONG LI is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland, USA. Previously, she was a Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Centre (1992-93) and a member of the Institute of Advanced Study (1999-2000). Her publications include Asian Values and the Universality of Human Rights, Human Rights: Priority Ranking, Conflicts and Trade-Offs, and A Critique of Rawl's Freestanding Justice.