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Asian Power and Politics

The Cultural Dimensions of Authority

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674049796

Publication Date: 03/15/1988

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430 pages

6 x 9 inches

Belknap Press

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  • 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

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