Alternative Discourses on Modernization and Development

East Asian Perspectives

  • Kim Kyong-Dong

About this book


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. 


values and ethics in academic discourse evolution of capitalism in East Asia yin-yang dialectic and East Asian classical thought modernization and development in East Asia academia in late-modernizing societies non-Western academia

Authors and affiliations

  • Kim Kyong-Dong
    • 1
  1. 1.Seoul National UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3466-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3467-1
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