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Bioethics: Asian Perspectives

A Quest for Moral Diversity

  • Ren-Zong Qiu

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction: Bioethics and Asian Culture - A Quest for Moral Diversity

  3. The Foundations of Bioethics in Asia

  4. Bioethis in Asian Culture: Global or Local?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Angeles Tan Alora
      Pages 71-81
    3. Un-Jong Pak
      Pages 91-103
    4. Leonardo D. de Castro, Allen Andrew A. Alvarez
      Pages 105-112
  5. Life, Death, Euthanasia and End-of-Life Care

  6. Bioethics, Policy, and Law in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171

About this book


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.


Asian bioethics Biomedical ethics Ethical Issues Eugenics Moral bioethics death ethics health medical ethics social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Ren-Zong Qiu
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Applied Ethics & Institute of PhilosophyChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Bioethics: Asian Perspectives
  • Book Subtitle A Quest for Moral Diversity
  • Editors Ren-Zong Qiu
  • Series Title Philosophy and Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1795-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6509-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-0419-9
  • Series ISSN 0376-7418
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 242
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Life Sciences, general
    Philosophy of Medicine
    Non-Western Philosophy
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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)