Cultural Genocide and Asian State Peripheries by B. Sautman

By B. Sautman

This quantity engages the idea that and comparable notions of cultural hegemony, cultural erosion, cultural hybridity and cultural survival by way of contemplating no matter if 5 regimes in Asia set up rules geared toward extirpating the language, faith, arts, customs or different parts of the cultures of non-dominant peoples.

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18. Johannes Morsink, “Cultural genocide, the Universal Declaration, and minority rights,” Human Rights Quarterly 21:4 (1999), pp. 1009–1060. 19. Morsink, 1999, pp. 1021–1055, William Schabas, “Le droits des minorities: une declaration inachevee,” in Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l’Homme, La declaration universelle des droits de l’homme 1984–1998, Avenir d’un ideal commun (Paris: La Documentation Francaise, 1999), pp. 223–242. 20. N. N. Doc. E/447 (1947), pp. 24, 27. 21. Draft Convention, p.

28. N. N. Doc. E/CN. 2/1985/6 (1985). 29. Morsink, 1999, p. 1055. 30. See Matthew Lippman, “The drafting of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide,” Boston University International Law Journal, Vol. 3 (1984), pp. 1–65. 31. “Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court,” UN Doc. 183/9, Article 5 (1998). 32. Lippman, 1994, p. 77. 33. Michael Sells, The bridge betrayed: religion and genocide in Bosnia (Berkeley: University of California, 1996); Aryeh Neier, War crimes: brutality, genocide, terror, and the struggle for justice (New York: Times Books, 1998); “Bricks and mortars,” Independent, September 3, 2001, p.

This research, more than any other, has contributed to a view of the Hokkaido Ainu as backward and primitive. However, to understand their situation, we have to look back. Hence, I start with a brief presentation of the Historic Hokkaido Ainu. The main methods used in the article are within the field of qualitative research technique and the material comes from my fieldwork conducted during the years 1986–1988, a follow-up study in the year 1995, and from archival, historical, and contemporary sources as well as websites on the Internet.

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