Asian Studies in Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine

Bioethics: Asian Perspectives

A Quest for Moral Diversity

Editors: Ren-Zong Qiu (Ed.)

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Bioethics: Asian Perspectives: A Quest for Moral Diversity:

- is the first volume on bioethics all contributors of which are exclusively non-western scholars;

- unfolds a rich and colourful picture;

- addresses thorny bioethical issues from comprehensive Asian perspectives and different from the western paradigm of bioethics;

- covers many topics including the intellectual foundation of Asian bioethics, bioethics and Asian culture, life and death, euthanasia and end-of-life care in Asia;

- shows in its discussions moral diversity in Asia;

- sheds light on the debate about universal ethics, global ethics and moral diversity.

The book is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students interested in bioethics as well as for bioethicists, philosophers, physicians, scholars of Asian and culture studies, geneticists, sinologists, medical anthropologists, health administrators, health officials for relations with Asia, foundation officers for health programs in Asia, western journalists in Asia and officers of international organizations for Asia.

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From the reviews:

"This volume can be regarded as the latest contribution in a series of works that attempt to explore an original path towards modernity. This approach, rooted in the fields of bioethics, is said to be nursed by sources of East Asian traditions and to respond to the characteristics of the different societies in the region. … For a European observer, this book provides a welcome opportunity to discuss the achievements of this school in some detail." (Ole Döring, East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, Vol. 25, 2007)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction: Bioethics and Asian Culture — A Quest for Moral Diversity

    Qiu, Ren-Zong

    Pages 1-9

  • Confucian and Western Notions of Human Need and Agency: Health Care and Biomedical Ethics in the Twenty-First Century

    Po-Wah, Julia Tao Lai

    Pages 13-28

  • Personhood and Bioethics: A Chinese Perspective

    Hui, Edwin C.

    Pages 29-43

  • The Foundations of a Possible Asian Bioethics

    Sakamoto, Hyakudai

    Pages 45-48

  • Confucian Personhood and Bioethics

    Ip, Po-Keung

    Pages 49-56

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $229.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-6509-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioethics: Asian Perspectives
Book Subtitle
A Quest for Moral Diversity
Editors
  • Ren-Zong Qiu
Series Title
Asian Studies in Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine
Series Volume
80
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0419-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0419-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1795-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6509-4
Series ISSN
1566-7219
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 242
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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