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Appendix: Adventures With Asia: Studying Human Rights Constitutionalism Here And There

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The Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies is a unique and valuable community of educators, civil servants, and other friends of Asia. The bicentennial program in 1976 involved quite an adventure with much sensitive protocol and occasional drama. During the commemorative panel introduced by President Marius Jansen at the AAS Annual Meeting, demonstrators protested loudly but peacefully against the regime of Ferdinand Marcos. Common views of human rights here in the United States and there in Asia differ for a number of reasons. Some reasons are obvious, based on differences in cultural and legal history; but some are less widely known in the United States. The human rights movement is concerned with more than civil liberties and more than legal equality. A clumsy term "human rights constitutionalism" may help in distinguishing between majoritarian democratic constitutionalism and a constitutionalism based on commitment to human rights more comprehensively understood.

Keywords: Asia; civil liberties; human rights; United States



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