Alternative Discourses on Modernization and Development

East Asian Perspectives

Authors: Kim, Kim

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  • Analyses the interaction between Confucian ideas, modernization and development in East Asia
  • Advances how scholarship in late-modernizing societies endeavors to gain 'cultural independence'
  • Considers how the culture of Confucianism has contributed to the historical dynamics of emergence and evolution of capitalism in the three East Asian nations
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This cutting edge work offers an alternative perspective on existing paradigms of modernization and development that originated in the West from the vantage point of non-western, late-modernizing societies. It considers how East Asian philosophical ideas enrich the reformulation of the concept of development or societal development, and how influential principles of traditional culture such as yin-yang dialectic interact with modern ideas and technology. It addresses the significance of alternative discourses as culturally independent scholarship, and the problems of pervasive mechanisms of social, political, economic, and cultural dependence in the global academic world. 

About the authors

Dr Kim Kyong-Dong is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Seoul National University, South Korea. The preeminent sociologist in Korea, he has devoted his career to analyzing and comparing "east" and "west" issues from a cultural perspective. After gaining his PhD at Cornell University in the US, Professor Kim was a visiting scholar in the US, Taiwan, France and a Fellow  at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, DC, as well as President of the Korean Sociological Association. He has widely published in English, Korean, Japanese and French on issues of development and modernization, social change and industrialization, sociological theory, education and religion.

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“This three-volume series is a magnificent synthesis of questions and debates over modernization, development and Confucianism in the context of Korea and East Asia. … In sum, the trilogy is a great accomplishment not only for the author, but also for the Korean sociological community, channeling their distinctive experience of modernization with global academia.” (Jaeyeol Yee, Development and Society, Vol. 46 (3), December, 2017)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Prolegomena: Alternative Discourses in Social Science as “Culturally Independent” Scholarship

    Kyong-Dong, Kim

    Pages 1-23

  • The Yin-Yang Dialectic and Principles of Social Change: Culturally Independent Alternative Sociological Ideas

    Kyong-Dong, Kim

    Pages 25-76

  • Selective Modernization and Alternative Modernities: In Search of an Alternative Theory

    Kyong-Dong, Kim

    Pages 77-123

  • From the “Culture of Development” Toward “Cultured” Development: An Alternative Theoretical Approach

    Kyong-Dong, Kim

    Pages 125-212

  • Postscript

    Kyong-Dong, Kim

    Pages 213-242

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Hardcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Discourses on Modernization and Development
Book Subtitle
East Asian Perspectives
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3467-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3467-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3466-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9880-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 271
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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