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Handbook on Human Rights in China

Edited by: Sarah Biddulph, Joshua Rosenzweig

ISBN13: 9781786433671
Published: June 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £250.00

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Examining both the theory and practice of human rights in China, this Handbook provides an important analysis of rights in China in comparison to international standards and China's international engagements concerning human rights. A wide range of civil and political, social and economic, and group rights in China are explored from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Contributions provide a comprehensive and critical insight to the topic, examining the traditions behind modern human rights in China right up to contemporary issues such as the rise of the Internet and LGBTQ rights that are now at the forefront of attention across the globe. The Handbook also explores human rights in Greater China, and their relationship to rights in mainland China. Each chapter develops arguments surrounding significant issues, together revealing a complex reality where human rights recognition and protections are intertwined with Party-state programs and priorities, modes of governance and the demand for social and political stability.

A vital read for international human rights academics and practitioners, this Handbook examines a thorough range of aspects of human rights in China. It would also be a useful read for international relations and Chinese studies scholars, as well as those with a keen interest in modern China.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Other Jurisdictions , China
1. Introduction to the Handbook on Human Rights in China Sarah Biddulph and Joshua Rosenzweig
Part I Human Rights in China: Contested Meanings
2. Human rights in Chinese tradition Stephen C. Angle
3. Authoritarian Politics and Human Rights Eva Pils
Part II International Dimensions of Human Rights in China
4. China and the International Multilateral Human Rights System Ann Kent
5. Realist Foreign Policy and a Battle for Global Public Opinion Katrin Kinzelbach
6. China and the `Responsibility to Protect' (R2P) Andrew Garwood-Gowers
PART III Economic and Social Rights
7. Subsistence, Poverty Alleviation and Right to Development: Between Discourse and Practice Wim Muller
8. Health and Human Rights Performance in China: Stronger on Entitlements, Weaker on Freedoms Lesley A. Jacobs
9. Labor Rights in China Manfred Elfstrom
10. Examining China's Compliance to Emerging International Norms Regarding Environmental Rights Anna Brettell
11. Objects of Pity or Subjects of Rights? Disability and Human Rights in the People's Republic of China Stephen Hallett
12. Mental Health Rights in China Guo Zhiyuan
13. Women's Rights and Gender Equality in China: The Development and Struggle in Chains of State Feminism Jiang Jue
14. Rights of Children and Youth in China: Protection, Provision and Participation Orna Naftali
PART IV Civil and Political Rights
15. Freedom of Opinion and Expression Hermann Aubie
16. Freedom of Religion and Belief Sarah Cook
17. Freedom from Torture Margaret K. Lewis
18. Arbitrary Detention Sarah Biddulph
19. Assessing Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association in Contemporary China Angeli Datt and Alex Beck
20. The Death Penalty and Human Rights in China Susan Trevaskes
21. Movement and Migration Ming Xia Section 5 Rights In/action and Access to Justice
22. Lawyers for Human Rights Protection: From Legal Aid to Political Lawyering Fu Hualing
23. The Right to a Fair Trial Elisa Nesossi
24. Transparency, Accountability, and Access to Information Jamie P. Horsley
25. The Development and Obstacles of Anti-discrimination Law and Practice in Mainland China Lu Jun
PART VI Political Dimensions of Human Rights in Greater China
26. Human Rights in Taiwan: A Thematic Overview Titus C. Chen
27. Human Rights and Political Opposition in Hong Kong Michael C. Davis
28. Rights Defense and New Citizen's Movement Teng Biao Section 7 New Frontiers
29. Human Rights and the Internet in China: New Frontiers and Challenges Marina Svensson 30. LGBTQ rights in China: Movement-Building in Uncertain Times Joy Chia
31. Human Rights and China's International Trade and Investment Relations Pitman B. Potter