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Kreiner, Josef (Hrsg.)

The Impact of Traditional Thought on Present-Day Japan 

1996, iudicium Verlag, München, 236 S., geb., ISBN 3-89129-491-3, € 45,—. [ Bestellen ]


This volume deals with interdisciplinary research on the cultural and ideological causes for - and reasons behind - economic growth in East and Southeastern Asia, especially in Japan. The contributions discuss the assumption that - similar to European industrialization and modernization where, according to Max Weber, the inner wordly ethos of Protestantism was the decisive factor - there must have been a comparable spiritual basis underlying the successful modernisation of Japan and some other countries in East and Southeastern Asia. Contents: Confucianism, Economic Growthand Social Development • The Confucian Dimension in the East Asian Development Model • Confucianism and Modernization in East Asia: Theoretical Explorations.



Dore, Ronald

pp. 17-30
Confucianism, economic growth and social development

Tu Wei-ming

pp. 31-48
The confucian dimension in the East Asian development model

Kim Kyong-Dong

pp. 49-69
Confucianism and modernization in East Asia: Theoretical explorations

Dumoulin, Heinrich

pp. 71-84
Tradition and modernity in Japanese buddhism today

Schepers, Gerhard

pp. 85-107
Shinran's thought in present-day Japan

Ōbayashi, Taryō

pp. 109-131
Shintō and buddhism in Japan

Ashkenazi, Michael

pp. 133-149
Some influences of Shintō on Japanese business practices

Senda Minoru

pp. 151-156
Taoist roots in Japanese culture

pp. 157-183
The peachblossom utopia: Taoist thought in modern Japanese literature

Kubo Noritada

pp. 185-208
Taoist influence on modern Japan

Frank, Ronald

pp. 209-233
Traditional legal thought and present-day law

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