Overview of Peace Psychology in Asia.- Culture, Social Representations, and Peacemaking: A Symbolic Theory of History and Identity.-
Where are we Going? Perspective on Hindu-Muslim Relations in India.-
Political Violence and Peacebuilding in Jammu & Kashmir.-
Peace Psychology of Grassroots Reconciliation: Lessons Learned from 'Baku Bae' Peace Movement.-
Memory for Sale: How Groups 'Distort' their Collective Memory for Reconciliation Purposes and Building Peace.-
Contested Discourses on Violence, Social Justice and Peacebuiding among Indonesian Muslims.-
Interreligious Harmony and Peacebuilding in Indonesian Islamic Education.-
The Future of Malay-Chinese Relation in Malaysia.-
A Positioning Analysis of Moro Women's Participation During and After The MNLF-GRP War.-
Human-Technology Interface in Philippine People Power.-
Forgiveness for Conflict Resolution in Asia: Its Compatibility with Justice and Social Control.-
Toward Reconciliation of Historical Conflict between Japan and China: Design Science for Peace in Asia.-
Is the Third Way Possible for Peace? The Dilemma of National Identity in Taiwan and Beyond.-
Income Gap, Materialism and Attitude towards the Rich in China.-
How Asia Can Contribute to World Peace Psychology: Creating a Dignified and Peaceful World by Employing Unity in Diversity.-
The Future of Peace Psychology in Asia.
In recent years, peace psychology has grown from a utopian idea to a means of transforming societies worldwide. Yet at the same time peacebuilding enjoys global appeal, the diversity of nations and regions demands interventions reflecting local cultures and realities. Peace Psychology in Asia shows this process in action, emphasizing concepts and methods diverging from those common to the US and Europe.
Using examples from China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and elsewhere in the region, chapter authors illuminate the complex social, political, and religious conditions that have fostered war, colonialism, dictatorships, and ethnic strife, and the equally intricate personal and collective psychologies that need to be developed to encourage reconciliation, forgiveness, justice, and community. Peace Psychology in Asia:
Integrates psychology, history, political science, and local culture into concepts of peace and reconciliation.
Highlights the indigenous aspects of peace psychology.
Explains the critical relevance of local culture and history in peace work.
Blends innovative theoretical material with empirical evidence supporting peace interventions.
Balances its coverage among local, national, regional, and global contexts.
Analyzes the potential of Asia as a model for world peace.
Combines the various levels of analysis, integrating political science, social movements, culture and intergroup relationships
Highlights the indigenous nature of a psychology of peace
Asian contributors will be highlighting their local issues, using local knowledge and culture in understanding and mediating issues
Offers empirical evidence of peace interventions in addition to presenting theoretical innovations about a psychology of peace