Asian customs and values , or just Asian values , [note 1] is a cultural and political ideology which defines elements of social norms , ethical values , traditional customs, belief systems , political systems , artifacts and technologies common to the nations of Southeast and East Asia , both historically and presently. This contrasted with and challenged the perceived Western ideals of individualism , which is felt as incompatible for the region. The popularity of the concept slightly waned after the Asian financial crisis when at the time Asia lacked a coherent regional institutional mechanism to deal with such crises. The joint statement determined the main objectives, principles and further directions of APT countries' and resolved to strengthen and deepen cooperation at various levels and in various areas, particularly in economic, social, political and other fields. The topic of Asian values were further reinforced with the signing of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership RCEP , as it was the first free trade agreement between China, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea, four of the five largest economies in Asia at the time of its signing. Various definitions of Asian values have been put forth.
Chinese Values vs. Western Values: Competition Or Dialogue?
The Dustbin of History: Asian Values – Foreign Policy
Amartya Sen, Morgenthau Memorial Lecture, In , just when the Declaration of Independence was being adopted in this country, Thomas Paine complained, in Common Sense , that Asia had "long expelled" freedom. In this lament, Paine saw Asia in company with much of the rest of the world America, he hoped, would be different. For Paine, political freedom and democracy were valuable everywhere, even though they were being violated nearly everywhere too.
“Asian Values” vs. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Family Values There are so many various types of people with different ethnic backgrounds, culture and manner of living that are the cause of distinct values in a family. These families have poor, mediocre or virtuous family values , however what one may consider as a mediocre family value may seem poor to someone else and vice-versa. These family values differ from family to family world-wide. The most significant values are family unity, honesty and education. Family unity, is a family
Although the U. International Sinologists conduct a great amount of research, but do not truly understand China. On the other hand, Chinese scholars do not have a clear understanding of themselves.