A Look into the Asian Identity

Asia Times had an article last week about the re-emergence of the “‘Asian values’ debate” as “Asia regains its self-confidence and reasserts itself on the international stage.”

The article by Chietigj Bajpaee takes a comprehensive look at the Asian identity’s history taking into account ideological, religious and political perspectives which had the center stage for defining Asian values set for the current prominent players from Asia: China and India, (referred to as the Dragon and the Elephant respectively in the material.) That after the prominence of the former tiger economies of Southeast Asia before the Asian Fiscal crisis of the previous decade.

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