Cover: Asian Power and Politics: The Cultural Dimensions of Authority, from Harvard University PressCover: Asian Power and Politics in PAPERBACK

Asian Power and Politics

The Cultural Dimensions of Authority

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674049796

Publication Date: 03/15/1988

Short

430 pages

6 x 9 inches

Belknap Press

World

  • Preface
  • 1. Asia and Theories of Development
  • 2. The Evolution of Asian Concepts of Power
  • 3. East Asia: Varieties of Confucian Authority
  • 4. Southeast Asia: From God-Kings to the Power of Personal Connections
  • 5. The South Asian Subcontinent: Hindu and Muslim Power and the Rewards of Narcissism
  • 6. The Riddle of Japan: The Combining of Competition and Consensus
  • 7. China: The Illusion of Omnipotence
  • 8. Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam: Forms of Aggressive Confucianism
  • 9. Malaysia: Confrontation of Two Incompatible Cultures
  • 10. Islamic Power: The Pulls of Reformism and Fundamentalism
  • 11. The Substance of Asian Power: Formal Structures and Informal Relations
  • 12. Paternalistic Authority and the Triumph of Dependency
  • Notes
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, by Lindsay Chervinsky, from Harvard University Press

Why You Should Participate in an (Online) Book Club

Online book clubs can be a rewarding way to connect with readers, Lindsay Chervinsky discovered, when she was invited to join one to discuss her book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution. Since my book was published in April 2020, I’ve discovered that my work appeals to three main audiences. First, the general readers who are enthusiastic about history, attend virtual events, and tend to support local historic sites. Second, readers who are curious about our government institutions and the current political climate and are looking for answers about its origins. And third, history, social studies, and government teachers