Confucianism and Modernization

Industrialization and Democratization of the Confucian Regions

  • Wei-Bin Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Wei-Bin Zhang
      Pages 1-10
  3. Confucius and His Doctrines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Wei-Bin Zhang
      Pages 28-45
    3. Wei-Bin Zhang
      Pages 46-58
    4. Wei-Bin Zhang
      Pages 59-79
    5. Wei-Bin Zhang
      Pages 80-94
  4. The Dynamics of Confucianism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
  5. Modernization of the Confucian Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Wei-Bin Zhang
      Pages 165-198
    3. Wei-Bin Zhang
      Pages 199-215
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 216-229

About this book


Wei-Bin Zhang offers an authoritative guide to the philosophy of Confucianism and its impact in the Confucian regions, covering mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Vietnam and Singapore. All, except Singapore, employed Confucianism as the state ideology before the West came to East Asia. The differences and similarities between the variety of Confucian schools are examined. The author concludes that the philosophical and ethical principles of Confucianism will assist in the industrialization and democratization of the region.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Wei-Bin Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsThe National University of SingaporeSingapore

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