Kishore Mahbubani: Can Asians Think?

Can Asians Think?


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Can Asians think? Is Western civilization universal? Does the West promote human rights for altruistic reasons? These are some questions Kishore Mahbubani has sought to answer in this volume of essays written over the past decade. Contrary to the prevailing view in the West that the 500-year dominance of Western civilization points to it being the only universal civilization, Can Asians Think? argues that other civilizations may yet make equal contributions to the development and growth of mankind. Hailed as an Asian Toynbee and the Max Weber of the new Confucian ethic, Mahbubani continues to illuminate his central arguments with new essays in this fourth edition."

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Author: Kishore Mahbubani
Number of Pages: 152 pages
Published Date: 30 Apr 2010
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd
Publication Country: Singapore, Singapore
Language: English
ISBN: 9789814276016
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