Confucianism and democratization in East Asia

Doh Chull Shin

For decades, scholars and politicians have vigorously debated whether Confucianism is compatible with democracy, yet little is known about how it affects the process of democratization in East Asia. In this book, Doh Chull Shin examines the prevalence of core Confucian legacies and their impacts on civic and political orientations in six Confucian countries: China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Analyses of the Asian Barometer and World Values surveys reveal that popular attachment to Confucian legacies has mixed results on democratic demand. While Confucian political legacies encourage demand for a non-liberal democratic government that prioritizes the economic welfare of the community over the freedom of individual citizens, its social legacies promote interpersonal trust and tolerance, which are critical components of democratic civic life. Thus, the author argues that citizens of historically Confucian Asia have an opportunity to combine the best of Confucian ideals and democratic principles in a novel, particularly East Asian brand of democracy.

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For decades, scholars and politicians have vigorously debated whether Confucianism is compatible with democracy, yet little is known about how it affects the process of democratization in East Asia. In this book, Doh Chull Shin examines the prevalence of core Confucian legacies and their impacts on civic and political orientations in six Confucian countries: China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Analyses of the Asian Barometer and World Values surveys reveal that popular attachment to Confucian legacies has mixed results on democratic demand. While Confucian political legacies encourage demand for a non-liberal democratic government that prioritizes the economic welfare of the community over the freedom of individual citizens, its social legacies promote interpersonal trust and tolerance, which are critical components of democratic civic life. Thus, the author argues that citizens of historically Confucian Asia have an opportunity to combine the best of Confucian ideals and democratic principles in a novel, particularly East Asian brand of democracy.

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[目次]

  • Part I. Confucianism and Confucian East Asia: 1. The evolution of Confucian East Asia and its cultural legacies
  • 2. The Confucian Asian values thesis
  • Part II. Upholding Confucian Values: 3. Confucianism as a hierarchical way of life
  • 4. Confucianism as a government of paternalistic meritocracy
  • Part III. Engaging in Civic Life: 5. Communitarianism and civic activism
  • 6. Familism and civic orientations
  • Part IV. Embracing Democracy: 7. Conceptions of democracy
  • 8. Support for democracy
  • Part V. Final Thoughts: 9. Reassessing the Confucian Asian values debate.

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[目次]

  • Part I. Confucianism and Confucian East Asia: 1. The evolution of Confucian East Asia and its cultural legacies
  • 2. The Confucian Asian values thesis
  • Part II. Upholding Confucian Values: 3. Confucianism as a hierarchical way of life
  • 4. Confucianism as a government of paternalistic meritocracy
  • Part III. Engaging in Civic Life: 5. Communitarianism and civic activism
  • 6. Familism and civic orientations
  • Part IV. Embracing Democracy: 7. Conceptions of democracy
  • 8. Support for democracy
  • Part V. Final Thoughts: 9. Reassessing the Confucian Asian values debate.

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書名 Confucianism and democratization in East Asia
著作者等 申 道澈
Shin Doh Chull
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2012
ページ数 x, 366 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781107631786
9781107017337
NCID BB0955998X
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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