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About the Asian Values

The concept of "Asian Values" has become prominent recently in the international arena. Many Asian countries have argued that their unique cultural values have created the East Asian "Economic Miracles".

The most prominent advocates of "Asian Values" essential for the economic, social and political development of East and South East Asian Nations have been Mahathir of Malaysia and Lee of Singapore.

The term has gained currency among Asian countries for a variety of reasons, particularly, a wish to assert themselves against West and invoke a sense of national or Asian identity.

The idea also seems to have been inspired by the following message of Albert Eienstien on the modern materialism "Despite the fantastic progress brought about in all spheres of the modern world, if we continue to walk on the same path that we are treading on, we might have to start again from the stone age".
Swami Vivekananda of India had commented on the Western scientific progress, "Science is increasing our prosperity by Arithmetical progression and sorrow by Geometrical progression".

Bertrand Russel speaking on the impact of science on society had commented;
"Unless men increase in wisdom as much as in knowledge, increase in knowledge would be increase in sorrow".

All this suggests that the materialistic advancement has to be based on a value system with a human face.