chapter  14
Children’s Rights in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan – Comparative Aspects
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What can we generalise about children’s rights in East Asia from the material reviewed in the preceding pages? First, it is important to be clear that the paucity of material on South Korea and Taiwan makes it prudent not to claim too much. We know too little about the present let alone the past to enable us to ‘conclude’ much. However, with that caveat in mind, there is enough to enable us to make some tentative remarks about three topics: the developing ideas about ‘childhood’ in East Asia, the relation between the child and the state, and the impact of the CRC.