콘텐츠 바로가기
로그인
컨텐츠

Category Open

Resources

tutorial

Collection of research papers and materials on development issues

home

Resources
Economy Economic Administration
Social Development General

Print

No (logical) place for Asian values in East Asia’s economic development

Related Document
Frame of Image
  • No (logical) place for Asian values in East Asia’s economic development
  • Jun, Sang In
  • Seoul National University(Institute for Social Development and Policy Research, Center for Social Sciences)


link
Title No (logical) place for Asian values in East Asia’s economic development
Similar Titles
Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Jun, Sang In

Publisher

[Seoul]:Seoul National University(Institute for Social Development and Policy Research, Center for Social Sciences)

Date 1999-12
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Development and Society:vol. 28(no. 2)
Pages 14
Subject Country Eastern Asia(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Link
Subject Economy < Economic Administration
Social Development < General
Holding Seoul National University

Abstract

This paper tries to challenge the pro-Confucian hypotheses which explains that the Confucian ethic has contributed to the rise of capitalist East Asia. First of all, the concept of East Asia is too abstract and too vague to serve as a proper unit of analysis. Second, it is difficult to employ cultural tradition as an autonomous and independent variable for a meaningful analysis of economic development. Third, the alleged positive correlation between Confucianism and East Asia's economic success fails to make sense in terms of logical causality as well as empirical evidence. And finally, the debate over Asian values seems to be a geopolitical and ideological struggle rather than a purely academic polemic. Instead of the culturalist approach, this article demands to locate the possibly Confucian elements within the historical dynamic for the better explanation of East Asia's economic development.