LVI, 450 p. 64 illus., 36 illus. in color. online resource
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Foreword I Foreword II Acknowledgements Abbreviations Abstract Preface Introduction P. C. Chang as a World-known Human Rights Activist Relevant Literature on P. C. Chang by Scholars and Others P. C. Chang's Major English Works, Lectures and Speeches Drafting Process of the UDHR with Non-Western Influence P. C. Chang's Main Ideas in Drafting the UDHR P. C. Chang's Outstanding Contributions to the UDHR P. C. Chang's Human Rights Philosophy of Pluralism Specific Content and Legal Status of the UDHR Appendices Index.
The subject of this book is human rights law, focusing on historic achievement of a common standard viewed from a perspective of Pengchun Chang's contributions to the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This is an original research, integrating different research methods: inter-disciplinary approaches, historical and comparative methods, and documentary research and so on. The research findings can be described briefly as follows: Chinese wisdom has played an important role in achieving a common standard for the establishment of the international human rights system, which can be seen by exploring P. C. Chang's contributions to the drafting of the UDHR. The target readers are global scholars and students in law, politics, philosophy, international relations, human rights law, legal history, religion and culture. This book will enable these potential readers to have a vivid picture of the Chinese contributions to the international human rights regime and to have a better understanding of the significance of the traditional Chinese culture and P. C. Chang's human rights philosophy of pluralism.
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