Korean Modernization and Uneven Development

Alternative Sociological Accounts

  • Kim Kyong-Dong

About this book


Offering an alternative discourse on modernization and development viewed specifically from the East Asia perspective, it focuses its analysis on the Korean experience of modernization and development. It considers the broad range of societal transformations which have occurred over the past half century, utilizing the vernacular language of Korea extracted from everyday life to interpret, characterize, globalize and pedagogically broaden the understanding and the human meaning behind these complex social changes.


modernisation and uneven development modernising society in Korea academic scholarship and eastern philosophy societal transformation in Korea and Asia tradition of Confucianism and global development. impact of scholarship on social issues

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

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