9780812250565-0812250567-P. C. Chang and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights)

P. C. Chang and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights)

ISBN-13: 9780812250565
ISBN-10: 0812250567
Author: Roth, Hans Ingvar
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Format: Hardcover 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780812250565
ISBN-10: 0812250567
Author: Roth, Hans Ingvar
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Format: Hardcover 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Roth, Hans Ingvar wrote P. C. Chang and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights) comprising 320 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0812250567 and 9780812250565. Since then P. C. Chang and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of the world's best-known and most translated documents. When it was presented to the United Nations General Assembly in December in 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt, chair of the writing group, called it a new "Magna Carta for all mankind." The passage of time has shown Roosevelt to have been largely correct in her prediction as to the declaration's importance. No other document in the world today can claim a comparable standing in the international community.

Roosevelt and French legal expert René Cassin have often been represented as the principal authors of the declaration. But in fact, it resulted from a collaborative effort involving a number of individuals in different capacities. One of the declaration's most important authors was the vice chairman of the Human Rights Commission, Peng Chun Chang (1892-1957), a Chinese diplomat and philosopher whose contribution has been the focus of growing attention in recent years. Indeed, it is Chang who deserves the credit for the universality and religious ecumenism that are now regarded as the declaration's defining features. Despite this, Chang's extraordinary contribution has been overlooked by historians.

Peng Chun Chang was a modern-day Renaissance man—teacher, scholar, university chancellor, playwright, diplomat, and politician. A true cosmopolitan, he was deeply involved in the cultural exchange between East and West, and the dramatic events of his life left a profound mark on his intellectual and political work. P. C. Chang and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the first biography of this extraordinary actor on the world stage, who belonged to the same generation as Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek. Drawing on previously unknown sources, it casts new light on Chang's multifaceted life and involvement with one of modern history's most important documents.

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