Asian Value System

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Asian Value System Vs Western Value System The world can be divided broadly in to two value systems- Asian value system and Western value system on the basis of values, beliefs, norms to which they adhere to. Asian value system is in contrast to the Western value system. The values held by the Asian people are totally different from the values held by the people in western societies. So, there are also some inconsistencies between the two dominant value systems i.e. Asian Values and Western Values that lead to a situation of conflict between the two value systems. These inconsistencies are as follows
• Emphasis on collectivity rather than individuality and family plays the central role in Asian societies.
• Resolving conflicting
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As the values differ in both the societies so the different perceptions and meaning of human rights in these two societies. So western liberal thinking is in favor of absolute individual, political and civil rights while non-western, third world values the collective and community basis of all the rights. Thus, by analysing the above situation, it seems that there is an ever going debate between the relativity versus universality and Asian values versus Western values. Despite this doctrine of international values, traditional societies often reluctant to implement such law because it threatens to constrain traditional norms that represent their cultural identity. A number of practices-such as a society’s religion, subsistence methods, marriage practices, child marriage, healing techniques, gender bias, polygamy, female and male genital mutilation form the integral part of indigenous lifestyle of these…show more content…
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