Well, it really depend on what u consider as liberal. For example, as somebody who grow up in Asia, I see an interesting situation. Most Asian people, who live in the west, think the west is more liberal, but most westerners who lived in Asia, think Asia is more liberal.
This is because, the west is more open and accepting to many thing, in comparison to Asia, such as women who are slut, homosexuality etc. However, Asia tends to be more tolerating to things and behavior they don't agree with then west.
For example, prior to 1980s, the west frequently think unwed mothers to be unethical, as a result, in Ireland, they give the church the authority, to arrest women who are unwed mothers and throw them in private prison run by the church without trial, for been unwed mothers, the women serve a life sentence, the baby is confiscated by the church, because they believe baster childs are abomination, if they are not adopted, the nuns just let them starve to death and bury them in a mass grave. Asia, only stop thinking been unwed mothers to be unethical till the early 90s, a bit over 10 years later then the west, but because, as far back as history recorded, East Asia believe people have the right of freedom, if one don't cause harm to others, society or the state, thus one have the responsibility to tolerate the behavior of others, regardless of circumstances, if their behavior cause no harm to others, society or state. This is an idea that only emerged in the west, since the age of enlightment and till date, isn't yet, fully mature, so, despite Asia only start accepting unwed mothers, bit over 10 years after the west, the sort of brutality that happened to unwed mothers in the west, never happened in Asia, the worst that happen to unwed mother, is to having some desperate housewives, calling her a slut behind her back.
The current gay issue, is another example, there are significantly more people in the west, that is accepting to homosexuality, yet, gay discrimination is more common in the west, due to society not having a mature understanding of such right of freedom, in Asia, people who are accepting and approve of homosexual behavior is still a small majority, yet, gay discrimination is unheard of, everybody despite not agreeing with gay behavior, would respect and tolerate their right to be gay and nobody discriminate and act prejudice towards gays and when gay discrimination do happen, it is done by western immigrants