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Political Science Human Rights

Exporting Virtue?

China’s International Human Rights Activism in the Age of Xi Jinping

by (author) Pitman Potter

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2021
Category
Human Rights, General, International
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    ISBN
    9780774865586
    Publish Date
    Feb 2021
    List Price
    $32.95

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China’s rise to prosperity on the international stage has been accompanied by increased tensions with international standards of law and governance. Exporting Virtue? examines China’s internationalizing of PRC human rights policy and practice as an example of its international assertiveness, and considers the implications. China’s international human rights activism is couched in terms of virtue but manifested as authoritarianism, inviting scholars and policy makers around the world to engage critically with the issue. Exporting Virtue? investigates the challenges that China’s human rights orthodoxy poses to international norms and institutions, offering normative and institutional analysis and providing suggestions for policy response.

About the author

Pitman B. Potter is Professor of Law in the UBC Law Faculty and HSBC Chair in Asian Research at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research. His teaching and research focus on PRC and Taiwan law and policy in the areas of foreign trade and investment, dispute resolution, property law, contracts, business regulation, and human rights. Dr. Potter has published several books, including most recently The Legal System of the People’s Republic of China (Polity Press, 2013) and Law Policy and Practice on China’s Periphery: Selective Adaptation and Institutional Capacity (Routledge, 2011). He has also published over one hundred articles and essays.

 

In addition to his academic activities, Dr. Potter is admitted to the practice of law in British Columbia, Washington, and California (inactive), and serves as a consultant to the Canadian national law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He is engaged in international trade arbitration work involving China and is on the panel of arbitrators for the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission as well as several regional arbitral bodies. He has served on the board of directors of several public institutions, including the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada where he is currently a Senior Fellow. He recently chaired the APFC Taskforce Report, "Advancing Canada’s Engagement with Asia on Human Rights: Integrating Business and Human Rights" (2013).

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Editorial Reviews

Exporting Virtue is a meticulously researched and forcefully argued indictment of faux human rights activism that "seems mainly to be an exercise in justifying authoritarianism, virtue claims notwithstanding."

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Exporting Virtue is a meticulously researched and forcefully argued indictment of faux human rights activism that "seems mainly to be an exercise in justifying authoritarianism, virtue claims notwithstanding."

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Exporting Virtue is a meticulously researched and forcefully argued indictment of faux human rights activism that "seems mainly to be an exercise in justifying authoritarianism, virtue claims notwithstanding."

The Sidebar

Exporting Virtue is a meticulously researched and forcefully argued indictment of faux human rights activism that "seems mainly to be an exercise in justifying authoritarianism, virtue claims notwithstanding."

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