The first 2015 edition of the Asia Research Briefs considers how creative expression impacts and extends human rights discourse.
Global Asia’s Human Rights Challenges: The Prisms of the Arts can be accessed on the Asia Research Briefs page.
The essays and translations of literary and dramatic works—published in Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia and Human Rights and the Arts: An Anthology — show that contexts are not limited to the more familiar worlds of culture, civilization, and nation. They also extend to histories and intergenerational lives; the human body in its physical and psychological dimensions; the spiritual and religious; everyday life; social relationships; and ecologies.
The brief is written by Lily Cho (English), Theodore W. Goossen (Humanities), Anindo Hazra (English) and Susan Henders (Political Science) and stem from a project initiated at YCAR, involving scholars from Canadian, Asian, and European universities and from humanities, fine arts, and social science disciplines.